Tourists start arriving around Easter time when the starts to warm up. The city hosts a number of events such as the Procession of the Holy Blood, one of the oldest and most solemn religious events in the world. Book your flights to Belgium in advance if you're intending to visit then (May time). The crowds continue to come during the summer, and due to the very short flight tomee, many Brits just come for a weekend away. You'll find flights to Brussels more expensive during the peak of Summer, so plan ahead if you want to visit then. Spring is a great time to secure your flight tickets as the cities aren't crowded with tourists and the weather is mostly mild, with the exception of a chilly day creeping here and there. Autumn matches Spring in terms of weather and lower tourist rates, meaning you can grab the cheapest flights to Belgium then, with some flights to Belgium as little as £36 if you book in advance.
The low season is during winter, between November and January when the cold is constant. The canals can freeze over entirely though, so much that they are used for ice skating. If you're a fan of the cold rather than the sun, this is the perfect time to book flights to Belgium, with bargains available on flight tickets and hotels. The Christmas market in Belgium is also magical and worth a visit whilst you're in Belgium.
When is the best time to book a flight to Belgium?
Flights to Belgium are readily available and always at a cheap price for most of the year. If you're thinking of visiting during a festival or event then expect the price of your flight tickets to increase, but with a bit of forward thinking you can still grab cheap flights to Belgium then by booking early. The Winter season is always cheap, with the cheapest flights to Belgium offered practically whenever you book, meaning a spontaneous weekend getaway is definitely on the cards. Being flexible will give you the best chance of saving money on your flight tickets though, and means you'll book the cheapest flights to Belgium.
You can easily find flights to Belgium with airlines such as easyJet, Brussels, British Airways or Lufthansa. With such a short flight time of just over an hour from London, comfort isn't of the utmost important, although it is still something to consider when booking your flights to Belgium. British Airways offer complimentary snacks and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, on all of their flights so even though the flight is short you could get a drink or two for free, giving you great value for money. easyJet will more than likely offer the cheapest flights to Belgium, but check their costs for checked in baggage as during the Summer a lot of airlines, especially budget airlines, charge excessive fees for a 15kg bag.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
With the airport only 12 km away from Brussels, finding your way to the centre is an easy transition to make after your flights to Belgium. There is a dedicated airport line to take you by train to the city centre, you'll need special tickets though as regular metro tickets aren't accepted. You can purchase them from level -1 at the airport railway station though before you board. De Lijn is a bus company which offer regular transportation to and from the airport and is a cheaper choice than taking the metro, however it doesn't provide the flexibility that the metro offers. You can also take a taxi from the airport, if there are a few of you to split the fare then this is a convenient way to travel.
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