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Brussels airport taxis among most expensive in Europe

22:04 01/08/2018

Brussels is the sixth most expensive city in Europe to catch a taxi from the airport to the city centre, according to a new ranking compiled by a Dutch travel website.

The Airport Taxi Report, published by, found an average taxi ride from Zaventem to downtown Brussels costs €45. The European average was €40. The Stib airport bus costs €4.50.

On a cost per kilometre basis, only five cities were more expensive than Brussels: Geneva fared the worst on €5.67 per kilometre, followed by Zurich, Copenhagen, Nice and Düsseldorf.

According to the study, which compares taxi fares in 50 major European cities with airports, passengers should expect to pay between €3 and €5 per kilometre to get into the city after landing.

London airport taxi fares were particularly high because of how distant they are from the city centre, with the closest - Heathrow - costing €79.

Photo: Eric Lalmand/Belga

Written by The Bulletin