StuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2023 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3546 times:
I'll be travelling from CPH to eastern Belgium later this summer and was looking for advice on whether I should fly into BRU or LUX. The drive from either airport will be about the same distance. I know very little about either airport and about the difficulty (or lack thereof) of driving from either location. Any thoughts are appreciated.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3533 times:
I've flown into and out of both, and I greatly prefer Luxembourg, for several reasons:
1) Smaller - LUX is quick and easy to get in and out of, but still has easy connections via taxi and bus into the city where you can catch a train. Brussels Airport seems like it takes an hour to walk to and from your gate...it really is huge, I was shocked when I showed up for my BRU-VIE flight a couple years back.
2) Luxembourg as a city is, in my eyes, superior to Brussels. I am not a fan of Brussels, and would rather not deal with the hastle of it. Luxembourg is quick and easy to get around as a city too, but watch out, parts of it (like any larger city) can be dangerous. Luxembourg (City) has gotten a bad rap recently for being dangerous, but I think it's overrated.
However, sometimes you can find cheaper flights into Brussels as it is a bigger city, and the connections to the city are by train (about 15 minutes to all the major train stations - North, South, Central), which I don't believe Luxembourg has. However, in the end, I would personally choose Luxembourg, unless there is a big price difference.