Brussels car hire

Brussels car hire

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Brussels, Belgium
27 Sep — 4 Oct
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Brussels, Belgium
Mon 27/9
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Brussels car hire information

Pick-up locationBrussels
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Mini
Hire locations43
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Thrifty, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Brussels

Economy€34/day
Compact€34/day
Intermediate€42/day
Mini€34/day
Compact estate car€58/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Brussels car hire reviews and directory

From €25/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (30 reviews)
4 locations in Brussels
Sixt
Locations in Brussels
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2021
Very nice clean new car!
10.0 Excellent29 Jul 2021
Perfect assistance from the attendant at the desk. It was little complicated to find the desk as it was relocated to the parking garage due to COVID. but overall, great service and great price.
10.0 Excellent2 Apr 2021
The service provided by Neusa (employee from Sixt in Brussels Midi) was really efficient, she provided every piece of information related to the rent of the car. So I felt that was really good service and everything was according to our expectations.Nothing
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Great customer service!!!
9.6 Excellent1 Nov 2019
AllAll very Ok
9.2 Excellent22 Sep 2019
Super easy drop-off and serviceLower blockage on my credit card. Almost used the entire limit. They couldn’t tell me when it would be lifted.
4.8 Okay26 Aug 2019
I was charged 14 Euros for fuel when I in fact topped off the fuel at a nearby gas station (4 km away) just prior to returning the vehicle.
9.2 Excellent4 Jul 2019
Great carDidn’t know store was closing early on return day.
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2019
Staff at the counter was super friendly as well as at drop off.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2019
Great car and staff assistance!Parking garage location is not ideal, but I understand that Brussels parking is difficult. Overall, hugely positive experience! Thanks.
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From €20/dayRated no. 2
Thrifty
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Brussels
Thrifty
Locations in Brussels
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From €25/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (20 reviews)
3 locations in Brussels
Hertz
Locations in Brussels
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
I havent recieved money from my deposit!
7.9 Good8 Sep 2021
The car would have been cleaner. The comfort and the price was very good.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2021
Made a booking but there was nobody available at the herz rental office to give us our car. The booking times online and those in reality don’t add up.
10.0 Excellent3 Sep 2018
Great serviceFiat 500 great little carAll goodx
6.8 Good15 May 2018
Quick, efficient, pleasant staff.
9.2 Excellent15 May 2018
Very good service by Hertz.. Something wrong in the booking conditionsExcellent serviceI was charged for extra KMs despite the fact my booking was unlimited KMs
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Great car
10.0 Excellent1 Feb 2018
Everything was good.
10.0 Excellent24 Dec 2017
Kindly personal , the person who gave me the car was very nice also they give an upgrade very nice car for no charge
10.0 Excellent28 Nov 2017
Brussels fine. Amsterdam terrible.Pickup in Brussels was easy. Car was a pleasure to drive, comfortable.
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From €22/dayRated no. 4
Budget
6.2 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Brussels
Budget
Locations in Brussels
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Basically a scam rental. Apparently you rent the car but you are now allow the drive it. They charge crazy for even some marks on the tire normally caused by driving on roads and claim it as a “damage”.
4.0 Okay1 Jan 2018
Ups and DownsThe car was nice, everything was very convenient. It was an easy pick up.After picking the car up, I looked at my order for what I had to pay, and I noticed that there were lots of fees that came in after the fact almost doubling the price shown on the website.
8.8 Excellent12 Jun 2017
Budget car rental in Brussels Gare MidiI was given an upgrade, so was very happy.Finding the office during pick up and the garage for drop off were both confusing, but that's typical in many European cities.
Rated no. 5
Dollar
6 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Brussels
Dollar
Locations in Brussels
  • 7.2
  • 5.6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre22 Jul 2017
I ordered a 7 seats car, but a 5 seats car was supllied. i ended up renting two cars because we are a couple with 4 kids.
7.6 Good17 May 2017
The location does not have the right sign.We rented it through Dollar. We were looking for a Dollar counter. Then, we saw Hertz and then asked them where is Dollar. They told us they also did Dollar. Just a bit confusing.
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct 2016
We couldn't find the company and the staff couldn't say their localisation. They didn't know where they were and how to reach their office to pick up the car! They just said that they where located at the Brussels Airport
From €31/dayRated no. 6
Avis
5.9 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Brussels
Avis
Locations in Brussels
  • 7.4
  • 6.2
  • 5.4
  • 6.2
  • 4.2
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent5 Aug 2017
Car rental avisI liked that they upgraded us into a higher class car. The dropoff was very easy.Changing of the car model
4.8 Okay25 Jul 2017
I was ultimately charged more than three times what I was quoted through your site and I later learned that by using KAYAK my price was even higher .
4.0 Okay19 Jul 2017
Wanted a car I could get into and out of easily, got a Megane which was very difficult for this old guy.
9.2 Excellent13 Jul 2017
Central locationWe switched our drop off after the terror attempt at another train station. This location (because of the drop off time) made it a lot harder to get the the airport. And there was little in the way of security. We ended up taking a taxi instead of the train. Not Avis fault at all. Just a complication.See above
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Rated no. 7
Autoclick Rent A Car
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Brussels
Autoclick Rent A Car
Locations in Brussels
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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From €19/dayRated no. 8
Europcar
Most popular
3.2 Mediocre (1 review)
4 locations in Brussels
Europcar
Locations in Brussels
  • 8
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre23 Apr 2019
I was told by staff that this KAYAK reservation is not really valid and I have to make a new one - paying TWICE as muchSee above. I felt screwed for money...
Sunnycars
7 locations in Brussels
Sunnycars
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
6 locations in Brussels
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
From €19/day
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Brussels
Enterprise
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
2 locations in Brussels
FLIZZR
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
Virtuo
2 locations in Brussels
Virtuo
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Brussels
YourRent
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
24 Hour Rent A Car
1 location in Brussels
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
Free2Move
1 location in Brussels
Free2Move
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
From €20/day
INTERRENT
1 location in Brussels
INTERRENT
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
Renault rent a car
1 location in Brussels
Renault rent a car
Locations in Brussels
Recent reviews
70 travellers who hired a car in Brussels gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in or near Brussels

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€27/day

Good deal

€23/day

When to book a car hire in Brussels

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Brussels

  • Renting a car in Brussels allows you to explore the city's different districts freely and comfortably while avoiding the crowds in public transport. The Belgian capital is easy to navigate, and the roads are well paved and safe to drive on. A hire car is the perfect option for travelers looking to discover other destinations outside the city, such as the picturesque Gaasbeek Castle 9 miles outside of Brussels. Other popular day trips include Antwerp, less than an hour's drive from Brussels, and Bruges, about an hour and a half away.
  • All the big car hire agencies, including Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found in the Arrivals Hall of Brussels Airport (BRU). The airport is located around 7 miles from the city, and the hire rate tends to be the same regardless of whether you book your vehicle in advance or upon arrival. When returning your car to the airport, the car hire entrance is situated on the left side of the airport's access road, as if you're heading to the Front Park 1.
  • Traffic rules in Brussels are very strict. All vehicles coming from the right have priority, and passing another car is forbidden in several locations, including traffic ramps, intersections where the right-hand priority is implemented, or during bad weather. If you're visiting in the winter, be extra cautious as the weather can get quite rough, and rain and snow are constant.
  • Traffic jams are quite common in Brussels, so make sure you avoid the usual rush hours so you don't add extra time to your travels. Morning rush hour is typically between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., while evening rush hour is normally between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Traffic congestion also peaks in September, when everyone is back from vacation and starting school, sp visiting in the summer months will contribute to a smoother driving experience.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Brussels for €23 or less
  • Book your car hire in Brussels at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Brussels are around 46% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Brussels are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Brussels

  • Some car hire companies in Brussels which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Brussels costs €27 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (€29/day), keddy by Europcar (€29/day) and Europcar (€36/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar BRUSSELS AIRPORT National Airport Arrival Hall 1930 (11 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Brussels is €5.74 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €69 and €92, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brussels.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Bruxelles-National airport include Sixt, Hertz and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bruxelles-National airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Brussels costs €24 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Brussels costs €30 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Brussels costs €26 per day, on average.

  • In Brussels, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty Brussels Airport (11 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Brussels costs €188 per week (€27 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Brussels costs €807 per month (€27 per day).

  • If you're just planning on driving around the city, a small automatic car that is easy to park is the best option. But if you're planning on a road trip to other Belgian cities or even neighboring countries, consider a sedan — particularly if you're traveling with the entire family, as it offers more space and comfort for everyone.

  • The speed limit in the city is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour), but it may be as low as 12 mph in certain residential areas. The speed limit on open roads is 90 km/h (56 mph) and on highways, it is set at 120 km/h (75 mph). If, for some reason, the speed limit lowers in specific places, traffic signs will always be posted.

  • The average petrol prices in Brussels are approximately €5.46 (around $6.18) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around €4.92 ($5.57) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually €6.06 ($6.86) per gallon. Don't forget that, across most of Europe, petrol is priced by the liter and not the gallon. Most petrol stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • In the city center, street parking is paid from Monday to Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. You can leave your car for an unlimited amount of time (except in busy shopping areas), and meter pricing ranges between €1 ($1.13) and €2.50 ($2.83) per hour. For long-term stays, it's best to leave it at one of the many parking lots, which cost a maximum of €28 ($32) a day. To avoid parking in the city center altogether, drop your vehicle at one of the free Park and Ride facilities on the outskirts of Brussels.