From the fascinating museums to the delicious waffle houses, there’s just so much to see and do in Brussels. The quickest and most convenient way to explore the city is by taking a Brussels taxi. Not only will you save headaches by skipping the complicated public transport routes, but you’ll be able to see more of the city in less time. Taxis in Brussels are readily available 24/7 and use a taximeter to calculate your fee.
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Brussels Taxi prices
Brussels taxi prices are regulated by the government, so you’ll always know how much they are going to charge you. All drivers are required to have their taximeter on and visible during your ride. Keep in mind that the price per km will increase when travelling outside of the 19 central city communes.
Base fare – €2.40
Price per km in centre – €1.80
Price per km out of centre – €2.70
All taxes and tips are included in the final cost shown on the taximeter, however, there may be extra charges for excess luggage, travelling during public holidays, waiting for an hour (€30) and travelling between 22:00 an 06:00 (€2 surcharge).
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How to get a Taxi in Brussels
Taxis in Brussels come in all different shapes, sizes and colours, so it’s best to look out for the yellow or blue ‘TAXI’ signs on top of the cars. So long as you’re stood 100m away from a taxi stand, you can easily hail a taxi from the street by sticking out your arm.
If you’d prefer to walk to a taxi stand, you can find them at the most popular tourist spots and transport hubs, such as the central train stations, outside Hôtel Amigo, at Place Stéphanie and near the Grand Place. All hotels and tourist centres also provide a map of Brussels that has all the taxi stands clearly marked.
Your final option is to call for a radio taxi. Although this service usually comes with an extra cost, it’s a great option if the weather is bad or if you’re travelling late at night. The most popular companies for Brussels radio taxi are:
Autolux: +32 024 114 142
Unitas-Brabant: +32 027 154 040
Booking your Brussels Transfer in Advance
There are many taxis in Brussels that run 24/7, however, during bad weather or peak holiday season, it can be very difficult to catch a cab. You don’t want to have to stand in the rain or spend precious moments of your vacation waiting for a taxi. Instead, why not book your Brussels transfer in advance and know you’ll always have transport when you need it. Book your Brussels taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups to enjoy competitive prices, English-speaking drivers and world-class service.
Brussels Taxi Tips
- Official Brussels taxis can be spotted by their ‘TAXI’ sign on the roof.
- Make sure your driver switches on and zeroes the taximeter before beginning your journey.
- If you feel your driver may be going the wrong way, be sure to check your route on GoogleMaps.
- Brussels taxi drivers don’t always speak English, so be sure to write your destination down on paper to avoid any miscommunication.
- Taxi drivers don't usually carry change for any note larger than €20.
- Most hotels can call a taxi for you if you pay a small surcharge.
- There’s a surcharge of €2 for travelling during the hours between 22:00 and 06:00.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Brussels
Standard taxis in Brussels aren’t wheelchair accessible. You can fold and store your wheelchair for free, but they don’t have the ramps or electric lifts needed to travel in a chair. However, Taxi Hendriks offer fully wheelchair accessible vehicles with space for up to 8 other passengers. You can contact them by visiting their website or emailing them at [email protected].
Brussels Taxi Complaints and Safety
Although all taxis and taxi drivers are regulated and must carry specific licenses, Brussels taxi drivers are known for their fast and aggressive driving style. If you have any issues during your ride or you feel you have been overcharged, you can report them to the taxi syndicate by calling 0800 94001. Just be sure to have your taxi receipt and their four-digit taxi ID number ready.