Car rental at Brussels Bruxelles-National Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Brussels Airport

Economy$21/day
Compact$22/day
Intermediate$23/day
Standard$33/day
Mini$21/day
Premium$43/day
Luxury$47/day
Compact SUV$25/day
Compact station wagon$25/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Brussels Airport

  • Whether you’re on a corporate or tourist visit, getting a car rental at Bruxelles-National Airport (BRU) is the best option. You can easily traverse different parts of the Belgian capital that can’t be accessed fully by public transportation options. Renting a car lets you beat Brussels traffic because you can opt for alternative routes. You’ll also save time by avoiding unnecessary stops, which is common when using public transport. The cost of hiring a taxi to various destinations is much higher than renting when you look at the overall charges.
  • Picking up your car when you get a car rental at Bruxelles-National Airport is quite effortless. BRU has multiple rental companies with on-site desks. All car rental desks at the airport are located in the Arrivals section. Walk straight to your preferred company’s rental desk and present the required documents. After processing, you’ll sign a rental contract and be directed to the Rental Car Park, a short distance from the Arrivals Hall. Check the car properly for any damages or scratches, and make sure your maps are working perfectly.
  • Most car rental suppliers make returning your vehicle easier when you opt for a car rental at Bruxelles-National Airport. You can return the car to the drop-off location indicated in your rental voucher or contract. Some allow you to park the vehicle where you collected it. You should pay attention to the return period stated in your agreement. Make sure you return the car before the agreed time to avoid additional charges. Upon returning, collect your items, inspect the vehicle for any damages, and head straight to your rental company’s desk to finalize the process.
  • Bruxelles-National Airport is one of the busiest airports in Brussels and is popular among most travelers visiting the Belgian capital. The airport can get busy from March through May and from September to October. Most rental companies record high bookings during this period, so you’ll likely encounter high traffic in the car rental section. You’ll also experience challenges picking up or dropping off your rental car at the airport during weekends, holidays, special events, festivals, and when the city is hosting a major conference.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Brussels Airport for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car at Brussels Airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Brussels Airport

  • What documentation do I need to rent a car at Bruxelles-National Airport?

    Most rental agencies at Bruxelles-National Airport will ask you to present a valid driver’s license from your country of origin that has been valid for at least one year. You should provide an International Driving Permit if you’re from a country that speaks any language other than English. An International Driver’s Permit that translates your license into different languages is the best. An additional document confirming your identity may also be requested. You can provide your passport or ID. Some agencies will also ask for a hard copy of your rental confirmation voucher sent to your email. You will also be required to present a valid credit card.

  • What kind of amenities will I find when I rent a car at Bruxelles-National Airport?

    You’ll find several amenities when renting a car at Bruxelles-National Airport, including restaurants, snack kiosks, ATMs, a pharmacy, and prayer rooms. There is a luggage storage service close to the car rental section. You’ll also find multiple baby-changing areas if you’re traveling with an infant. BRU is well-equipped for passengers with limited mobility. Special assistance is offered at the airport.

  • How can I pay for my Bruxelles-National Airport car rental?

    A major credit card is the best mode of payment for your Bruxelles-National Airport car rental. It is very safe and the perfect security rental companies can count on during your rental period. Some car rental suppliers at Bruxelles-National Airport accept debit card payments, but this has several limitations. You may be asked to provide additional documents confirming your identity and your return travel schedule. You’ll also be restricted to the types of cars you can rent.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Brussels Airport?

    On average a rental car at Brussels Airport costs $44 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Brussels Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar ($22/day), Hertz ($23/day) and Alamo ($25/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Brussels Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Brussels Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Thrifty, and National.

Brussels Bruxelles-National Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.7

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.5

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Arrival Hall

+32 2 720 09 44

Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Avoid at all costs

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
great costumer service

6.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick services

Cons:

Kayak ne montre pas de vrais comparaisons de prix et il y a des pièges dans chacune des offres. Ici même l’assurance de base n’était pas incluse ! Je n’utiliserai plus Kayak pour ce type de services. C’est franchement trompeur !

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The facility is at the airport itself, and very convenient. There is a gas station about 1 or 2 km from the airport as well.

Cons:

Their computer was very slow when we picked up the car. It dropped all our information 3x as we were checking in. He apologized, but said it happened frequently. He had to reload our address and passport multiple times. It wasn't busy, so wasn't that big of a deal. If it was busy like a Monday morning, the line would be rather long.

7.2 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

East access to rental cars at the airport

Cons:

We asked for a van and were given a dented wreck.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy and problemless. eay return and pick up.

Cons:

they charged me in euro. they should give option to pay in USD. Also they should have tourist brochures of coupon and tip to visit in belgium. but was very happy with them.

1 out of 6

Alamo

9.3

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+32 12 39 09 59

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great.

1 out of 1

Sixt

8.9

Very good

25 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.6

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Arrival Hall

+32 70 22 58 00

Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
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Friday06:30 - 23:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Easy process, kind staff

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Had heard negative reviews, but have to say this was one of the most efficient car rental experiences we have had. The car was exactly what we reserved and the counters on each end very quick and easy.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

All

Cons:

All very Ok

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop-off and service

Cons:

Lower blockage on my credit card. Almost used the entire limit. They couldn’t tell me when it would be lifted.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at the counter was super friendly as well as at drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at sixt was very helpful and friendly

1 out of 4

Hertz

7.6

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Brussels Airport

+32 2 720 60 44

Monday06:30 - 23:30
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The price of the reservation was not the one they charge at the end

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Fiat 500 great little car

Cons:

All goodx

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great, clean and fun to drive.

Cons:

Brussels airport office should have instructed me on how reverse worked. Almost hit a Maserati before I figured it out. Whew.

5.2 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

when i returned the car back to brussel you charged me 94 euro for the fuel. i didnt exept that and went to shell's station to fill the tank that cost me 25 euro!!! come on... not fair business

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was better than expected. I made an error in my reservation and they were able to change the location for pick up and drop off with no problem.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.5

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Brussels Airport

+32 12 39 09 59

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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7.2 Good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Don't like that you have to deal with agent attitude if you rent and don't take insurance. He acted like he did US a favor by letting us rent from Enterprise....

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
They wanted to charge me double prive than the prive in My reservación with kayak. They did not respect the rate and the deposit ammount. They cancelled My reservación and i Lost one day of My vacation till i found other óption with another car rental

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.8

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

5.3

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National Airport

+32 2 721 05 92

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
On the website I booked a good rate but that excluded a lot of compulsory extra charges. so ended up paying €200 more, which was surprising and really misleading.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The price quoted did not include insurance while insurance is obligatory. I think this is a misleading practice.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Perfect but price is diffrence at airport because of insurance

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Price was more then double, rental cqncelled

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The lady behind the counter, whose name was Maya, knew her job well and was kind and polite

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
DOUNIA serve me at the counter in ZAVENTEM like a next level KING thanks a million

1 out of 4

Avis

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

2.0

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Arrival Hall

Monday06:30 - 23:30
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3.6 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I have rented cars for 10 years and have never been treated in such a disrespectful and rude way as I did at the Brussels airport during our family's Christmas vacation. When picking up the car, I was pressured in multiple ways to get insurance. Neither the man at the desk nor the man at the parking garage seemed to respect my decision not to get insurance. They implied I was not smart to decline insurance. When I picked up the car, I noticed a large dent on the right side that was not documented. I drove it 100 yards to the office and the man was very suspicious of me. He made comments that I created the dent myself in those 100 yards. He was reluctant to document it on the form. He did not sign the document. The fact that he did not sign it, and the fact that there was an undocumented damage to the car, are important for the rest of the story. The car had a lingering cigarette smell in it during the entire trip. The car, a Peugot suv, performed very well during our trip. When I returned the car, we had a short amount of time before we had to make our flight. We were treated to a fifteen minute inspection of the vehicle, with no interest paid to the fact that we were on a timeline. I have never in 10 years of renting cars been subjected to a fifteen minute car inspection, whether or not I had a flight to catch. During the inspection, the Avis man (a different one from earlier -- named Ciorbea - a bald man shorter than the original employee) was extremely suspicious of the dent in the car. He questioned me, then I told him it was the other man, a taller man with more hair, who documented the dent. The two of them discussed it, and it was apparent the two employees had little respect for each other. The form was not signed by the original employee, nor was there a picture taken of it, when I checked out the car - this is what Ciorbea didn't like. The bald man finally accepted that the dent was not my fault; but what if the original employee was not working the day I brought the car back? I do not have any hope that Ciorbea would believe me. Ciorbea found a light scratch on the front left of the vehicle. He consternated over this for another five or ten minutes and questioned me on this. We pointed out that there is no way to prove that we caused the scratch, because we found undocumented damage on the car to begin with. This angered him and he dismissed our point. Then, he assigned two separate "small" charges which totaled over 300 euros. I questioned him: "how do you know it will cost 300 euros to fix this?" He got angry with me and told me he was just doing his job, and that there are "American smart asses upstairs at Avis" who make the rules. I declined to sign the contract because I disputed the damage assessment. I wondered to myself, if charging customers for damage repair is so important, how did I receive a vehicle with three major dents, unrepaired? Where does the damage money go? I was astonished as this man swore in front

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car I reserved was not available however they offered a lower model with GPS. They gave a manual when I needed an automatic. Customer service was very prompt and responded to the multiple errors with an upgrade at a reduced price.

Cons:

Beware of the parking garage at Brussels airport rental garage. It's a horrible place to find and navigate.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and somewhat new. Original deal sounded good.

Cons:

I booked via Kayak, then got a confirmation email from Avis. I am from the US and was booking a luxury car (E class or similar) for Europe. I was quoted 563.29 (USD) at that time, which is why I booked it. The problems began when I arrived at the car counter in Brussels. 1) they requested that I have an American Express card only (never heard of that in my life) to put a large deposit down on the car. I don't have an American Express card and did not book with one. Not once on any email to me did they mention I needed that. 2) so, I was forced to not get the car I wanted for the trip of a lifetime in Europe. Instead of an E class Mercedes, I was told I would get a VW Toureag, then was given a VW Passat Wagon, NOT EVEN CLOSE to an E class Mercedes, for a new price of 967.44 Euros = 1160.93 USD. I'm sorry, what?? So I get a worse car and my price DOUBLES? Not to mention this experience took over an hour and had to be restarted 3 times, taking away from my vacation time. 3) When I dropped the car off, I end up being charged 1293.02, even MORE than the above figure. I realize I purchased insurance, which would be more. I also realize that I returned it with less than a full tank, and was charged over $105 Euros (how is that even legal for a half tank refill?), but my price increased by over $740 for a WORSE car. I would like this email to be sent to a supervisor so I can get a refund on what I can only call very shady and misleading business practices. I was unable to change things at the counter at the time because I was overseas.

3.6 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We paid a very high premium at the airport for insurance. The clerk took advantage of the fact that we arrived in the evening with 3 children. The price came out 796 Euros for 9 days. The site had only a supplementary insurance option. Finally we only made basic insurance. Finally we came out with the highest price of all the companies. We have often rented vehicles in the past and this is the first and last time we will hire Avis. We are considering filing a claim due to fraud.

8.4 Very good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service reps at the rental counter were extremely helpful with my reservation even though I had made an error in my desired pick up time.

Cons:

The van was missing the rear window wiper which greatly reduced visibility during the few heavy rain driving times. Not a serious risk however.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean. Easy to drive. All our luggage fit.

Cons:

Car turned off each time I came to a stop with my foot on the break. Restarted when I released the brake. Annoying! When I returned it, I told there is a button to turn this feature off which they did not inform me about.

1 out of 4

FLIZZR

8.2

Very good

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National Airport Arrival Hall - Box/bus 88

+32 7022 5800

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National

8.1

Very good

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+32 12 39 09 59

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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Virtuo

8.0

Very good

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Aéroport de Bruxelles

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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BRUSSELS AIRPORT National Airport Arrival Hall

+32 2721 0592

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24 Hour Rent A Car

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National Airport Arrival Hall - Box/bus 88

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Autoclick Rent A Car

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Brussels Airport - Shuttle, Kouterveldstraat, 10- 12

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Dollar

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Brussels Airport

+32 2 720 60 44

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INTERRENT

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National Airport - Arrival Hall

+32 2721 0408

Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30

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PEUGEOT

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from $65/day

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Brussels Airport

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Renault rent a car

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Brussels Zaventem Airport

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Shouqi

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National Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Brussels Zaventem Airport

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Thrifty

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from $19/day

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Brussels Airport

+32 2 720 60 44

Monday06:30 - 23:30
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VIPCars Recommendation

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Brussels Airport

+31 85 888 1115

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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YourRent

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Brussels International Airport

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115 travelers who rented a car in Brussels Bruxelles-National Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$40/day

Good deal

$31/day