Gare du Midi
The Gare du Midi, also known as Gare du Zuid or South railway station is the busiest railway station in all of Brussels. It opened in 1952 and daily more than 1,000 trains pass between the Gare du Midi and the North railway station. Brussels South is also an important gateway into the Belgian capital, serviced by many different rail services from destinations across Europe. The station building also houses a Metro Station, the Gare du Midi Zuidstation, served by Metro and Premetro services, making the entire city available to travellers.
Getting to and from Brussels by rail
Travelling by train is a quick and convenient way of transport and you can get to and from Gare du Midi and the rest of Belgium from a wide range of destinations. Among them are the Eurostar
high-speed rail services from London to mainland Europe and the THALYS
high-speed rail going to to Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne.
Other rail services at Gare du Midi:
- ICE high-speed rail services to Cologne and Frankfurt
- Fyra high-speed rail services to Rotterdam and Amsterdam
- Intercity and domestic rail services to destinations such as Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent
- Trains to and from Brussels Airport Zaventem
Making your way around Brussels
The Gare du Midi is on two Metro lines: Line 2, which begins and ends in Simonis; and Line 6, which runs between King Baudouin and Simonis. It takes about ten minutes to get from the Gare du Midi to the famous Grand Place and Brussels City Centre by Metro. The station is also on two tram lines: Line 3 and Line 4. If you want to explore Brussels, the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi is the perfect location. It's right across the street from Gare du Midi, ensuring you can travel from all over Europe to the Belgian capital with ease.