SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre
Mont des Arts/Kunstberg
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
ICPS 2021 will convene at the SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre, situated on the imposing Mont des Arts with a broad vista over Brussels, SQUARE sits in the historical and cultural heart of the city, very close to the centre of European government. SQUARE is two steps away from the capital’s main transport hub, Central Station, which has a direct and fast train connection to Brussels Airport. Local train, tram, metro and bus lines all converge at Central Station, providing access to the entire city and rest of the country.
Visitor information is available through the Brussels Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
Traveling to Brussels
Information for attendees travelling to Paris can be found on the following pages:
Brussels Travel Guides:
Arriving by Plane
Brussels has two international airports:
- Brussels Airport
Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium
12 km (7.5 miles) northeast of Brussels
From Brussels Airport:
The Airport City Express train is the quickest way to reach central Brussels (about 20 min, €10)
- Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Rue des Frères Wright 8, 6041 Charleroi, Belgium
46 km (29 miles), south of the city.
From Charleroi Airport:
Coaches wait right outside the terminal to take visitors into the centre (€14.20/28.40 one way/return; 1½ hours).
Arriving by Train
Eurostar trains arrive in Brussels at the Bruxelles-Midi train station. The Bruxelles- Midi station is essentially in the city centre. You can connect to Metro trains, taxis, or even walk to your hotel from the Bruxelles-Midi station.
Public Transportation in Brussels
Brussels’ public transport is operated by the Brussels Intermunicipal Transport Company (STIB-MIVB) and includes the train, tram, metro, bus and waterbus all of which accept the same tickets and passes. You can purchase individual tickets, or a Brussels Metro Travel Card, available in one day passes.
How to Purchase a ticket
Single tickets are €2.10 (€2.50 when you buy it on a bus or tram).
All transport tickets and travel cards can be bought in any metro station or in many newsstands and supermarkets.
You can buy a one-way journey ticket from any bus or tram driver if you catch the tram or bus without having a ticket, but these have a small supplement.
You must remember to always validate your ticket when you board a bus, train, or tram.
The Metro runs between 5:30 AM and midnight each day. The frequency of the Brussels Metro depends on the time of day and the day of the week, for example, a metro runs every 3-5 minutes during the peak hours. After peak hours, the metro runs every 10 minutes. You can check the timetable of a specific metro line on the STIB website.
The tram system in Brussels is one of the largest in the world and trams run both underground and above ground. Currently, Brussels has 17 tram lines that run from the city centre to the outskirts.
During the day, the metro and trams allow you to access any point in the city, but at night the night buses are often the best mode of transport.
The taxis in Belgium’s capital are not as distinctive as other taxis in other parts of the world. Taxis come in all shapes and sizes without any markings on the car doors. There are many easily identifiable taxi stands on main streets, to make finding a taxi easier. All taxis should be metered and you do not need to tip, although rounding up to the nearest euro is appropriate.
Default Starting Fare: €3.70
Price per kilometre: €1.80 (inside city) /€4.50 (outside city)
Taxi Verts: +32 02 349 49 49
Taxis Bleus: +32 02 268 00 00
Autolux: +32 02 411 41 42
Unitax-Brabant: +32 02 715 40 40