When is the best time to fly to Belgium?
Tourists planning a trip to Europe should include cheap flights to Belgium on their itinerary. This charming picturesque country is chock full of interesting sights and boasts some of the best preserved medieval towns you’ll find in Europe. And if you like chocolate, waffles and beer you’ve come to the right place! Peak season in general is late Spring / Summer and tourists start arriving around April when the Continent starts to warm up, and fall away in mid-October when it cools down. You can book a flight to Belgium from New Zealand or booking cheap flights to Belgium via London also makes good sense as nearby Lille is connected by Eurostar to the UK. You'll find any flights to Belgium more expensive during the peak of Summer, so plan ahead if you want to visit then.
Belgium’s low tourist season is winter, between November and January, when temperatures fall to a frosty 3C. But be prepared to wrap up warm and you’ll enjoy some great deals on flight tickets and hotels. Excepting the Christmas/New Year period, this is the perfect time to book flights to Belgium with ice skating on the canals a number one thing to do. The Christmas markets in Belgium are also magical and worth a visit.
When is the best time to book a flight to Belgium?
Belgium is always a good idea, whether as a stand alone trip or included in a wider European itinerary. Being sandwiched in between France and Holland it offers good train and flight connections to these countries. To avoid the crowds, Bruges is best visited in Spring and Autumn, while business towns Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent are busier at this time with conferences, festivals and events. The Procession of the Holy Blood, one of the oldest and most solemn religious events in the world, takes place in May. If you're thinking of visiting during a festival or event, then book cheap flights to Belgium early to avoid disappointment.
How long is the flight to Belgium?
Flights from Auckland to Belgium – 26 hours
Flights from Wellington to Belgium – 29 hours
Flights from Christchurch to Belgium - 29 hrs
Flights from Dunedin to Belgium - 31 hrs
Which airlines operate flights to Belgium?
The route from Auckland to Belgium is well covered with plenty of airlines to choose from. Though some take longer than others to get there. From other New Zealand cities Air New Zealand partners with Middle Eastern, Asian and European airlines, including: Emirates, KLM, Qatar and Thai Airways.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
International flights land at Brussels Airport (BRU) 12 km away from the city centre. The Airport Railway Station is on the sub-level beneath the airport and has direct connections with Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and other destinations in Belgium. There are four trains per hour. 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.
Belgium insider information
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Fancy an escape to a beer garden? Even in the Winter there are places that protect you from the cold, and yes Belgium made the cut of best beer gardens in Europe!
Beglium is renowned for the love of fries, so would you at all be surprised to know they have vending machines for fries?
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