Brussels, the capital of high-speed travel
Brussels is at the heart of a high-speed rail hub: Thalys, Eurostar and ICE trains go straight into city centres, with no detours and no lost time.
And train travel is becoming sustainable:
- The German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has selected Brussels, which is served by 3 direct DB trains a day (Frankfurt – Brussels Midi), as a destination for which organisers of conferences, seminars and events can request a special ‘event fare’: a 1st class fixed-price return ticket, valid from any station in Germany on DB trains.
- With Thalys trains, the Thalys Connect service is designed to make travel easier for its passengers before and after their Thalys journeys (door-to-door). Its offer includes a car sharing platform, and a partnership deal with Europcar, through which you can hire vehicles which emit less than 120 g of CO2 per km.
- Eurostar has a "Tread lightly" programma whose aims include: enabling passengers to reduce their CO2 emissions on their connecting journeys; using biodegradable or fully recyclable materials for 90% of the disposable items used on board;and recycling second-hand uniforms.
Under the "b.green", Brussels Airlines is seeking ways of reducing its carbon footprint and is encouraging its staff, customers and suppliers to do the same.
The Brussels Airport Express leaves four times an hour to and from Brussels Nord, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi.