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Brussels is the capital of Belgium, a country situated in the west of Europe, bordered to the north by the Netherlands, to the east by Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and to the south and the west by France. Although Belgium is a small country, its location has made it the economic and urban nerve centre of Europe. Therefore Belgium is well served by all modes of transport.


Getting to Brussels

By plane
Brussels-National Airport is located in Zaventem, on the northern outskirts of Brussels. Over 140 airlines operate from this airport. Brussels-National airport (link to is barely 14 kilometres from the centre of Brussels. You can get there by train, by bus or by taxi.
There is a second airport in Charleroi, known as Brussels-South Airport. It lies 46 kilometres from Brussels, and is linked to the city by over 20 daily shuttle services. Brussels-South Airport is a regional airport, offering low-cost flights to more than 30 European destinations.

By car
The six major access routes by motorway to Brussels are:
• E40 (A10) from the Belgian Coast and France
• A12 from the Netherlands
• E19 (A1) from the Netherlands
• E40 (A3) from Germany
• E411 (A4) from Luxembourg
• E19 (A7) from France

By train
There are five main stations serving Brussels, all interlinked:
- Central Station (Bruxelles Central)
- South Station (Bruxelles Midi)
- North Station (Bruxelles Nord)
- Luxembourg Station (Bruxelles Luxembourg)
- Schuman Station (Bruxelles Schuman)
The national train operator is the SNCB.
The South Station is the station for international networks such as Thalys, Eurostar and the HST. Information on international trains can be found on
Schuman Station is located in the neighborhood of the Royal Military Academy.

Passport and travel documents
A passport will be required for most non EU residents when travelling to Brussels. For some travellers, a visum will be required (for instance for Russian and Chinese citizens, not for US citizens). Information on travel documents for foreigners travelling to Belgium can be found on

Getting to the Royal Military Academy
The Academy is located in the European quarter of the city, near the offices of the European Commission and the Council of the European Union.

It is not possible to use the parking of the Royal Military Academy. Be advised that there are not many parking possibilities in the neighborhood of the Academy. The best way to travel to the Academy from the hotel is by public transportation or by taxi. The Academy is situated close to the Schuman rail and metro station (see map).

A 10-drive ticket for the public transportation is part of the welcome package that you will receive upon registration on May 17th in the Royal Military Academy. For information on the public transportation in Brussels (STIB) use this link.

To find information about visiting Brussels, please visit Tourist information.

Visiting Belgium website.

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