Zaventem car hire

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Zaventem car hire information

Pick-up locationZaventem
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Hire locations17
Airport locations11

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Zaventem

  • Public buses give you limited access to many unique attractions in and far from the city, and most of them travel on specific routes and offer a slow journey. On the other hand, car hire in Zaventem gives freedom, and you can enjoy a flexible trip. This way, you can drive to destinations of choice during your stay in the city. When driving a hire car, you can visit Scheldt Plain Nature Park House, about 100 km (62 miles) away and Zoo Antwerpen, around 48 km (30 miles) from the city.
  • If you land at Brussel Airport (BRU) when visiting Zaventem, you can hire a car at the airport. Car hire companies, including Enterprise, Alamo, Keddy by Europcar, and Dollar, are located at the Arrivals Hall of the airport. Getting to the car hire offices is easy because the airport provides complimentary shuttle services. In addition, most Zaventem car hire companies recommend customers book in advance for a smooth journey.
  • Roads in Zaventem are well-connected and marked, and most are modern roads. In addition, the streets are well-lit, making them visible when driving at night. This makes it easy to drive around the city. However, some roads can be congested, especially when tourists visit the city, so using car hire in Zaventem can often be difficult. Thus, you need to be keen and ensure pedestrian safety. In addition, drink-driving is prohibited, and the maximum blood alcohol concentration should be 0.05.
  • Rush hour in Zaventem is usually between 08:00 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. It's caused mainly by commuters going to and from work. One street to avoid during rush hours is Lloyd George because it's frequently congested. Therefore, consider using backstreet routes to avoid delays in your journey. You can also avoid traffic by starting the tour journey earlier.
  • Book your rental car in Zaventem at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Zaventem are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Zaventem

  • How much is the price of fuel in Zaventem?

    The average price of fuel in Zaventem is $10.92 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $131 and $175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Zaventem?

    Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Zaventem.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Bruxelles-National airport (BRU)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bruxelles-National airport to off-airport locations include Avis and Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Zaventem?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Zaventem?

    An Economy car hire in Zaventem costs $54 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Zaventem?

    A Compact car hire in Zaventem costs $71 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Zaventem?

    An Intermediate car hire in Zaventem costs $88 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Zaventem?

    Most roads in Zaventem are in excellent condition and can accommodate large cars. Therefore, consider driving an SUV on your trip. The advantage of driving a large vehicle is that it gives you better vision on the road. In addition, large vehicles are spacious and the best, especially when travelling as a large group, as it can hold more luggage and ensure a comfortable journey. Again, SUVs have better traction, making them easy to drive despite the weather condition.

  • What’s the speed limit in Zaventem?

    Speed limits are set in Zaventem to improve road safety and are different in various zones. When using car hire in Zaventem in built-up areas like school zones, maintain a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) to ensure the safety of unsupervised children who could cross the road. The maximum speed limit is 70 km/h (43 mph) when driving outside built-up areas. On two-lane roadways and freeways, the maximum speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph). The streets have traffic cameras to observe driver behaviour and ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians. In addition, several zones have speed limit signs to guide drivers when driving and prevent over-speeding.

  • Where are the best places to park in Zaventem?

    There are spacious car parks in the city centre. Again, most of these parking spaces are near streets and eateries. However, parking rates vary from one car park to another. Therefore, consider the rates before parking. Several car parks offer free parking for 2 hours, including Kerkplein, Germeentelijke Sporthal Zaventem, P+R Delta, Kiss + Ride, Steenokkerzeelstraat 151, and Jean Baptist Devlemincklaan 2. Brussels Airport-Zaventem-Express Parking charges around €24 ( about £20.51), A-Stay charges around €3.8 (£3.25), and Parking P1 Station Mechelen charges about €2.8 (£2.39 ). You can get into the city using public bus connections if you park outside the city centre.

Zaventem car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

8.6

Very Good

31 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

2 locations in Zaventem

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Arrival Hall

+32 70 22 58 00

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
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Leuvensesteenweg 36

+32 70 22 58 00

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Easy process, kind staff

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Had heard negative reviews, but have to say this was one of the most efficient car rental experiences we have had. The car was exactly what we reserved and the counters on each end very quick and easy.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Cancelled our reservation without contacting us. Hired a taxi to take us to the rental spot only to find out it had been canceled without notifying beforehand. They only had a compact to give us when we booked a larger car. Sent us to another location at the airport which they said had our size car available, required hiring another taxi. Arrived at that location and was told they have no cars. Hired another taxi to go back to the original location and had no choice but to take the small compact or nothing. Crammed 4 people and bags into that car. Spent $100 on hired taxis. Ruined 3 days of travel plans. No discount for trouble. Only a discount because of the difference in size category. Not happy. Very, very unhappy. Will not use kayak or sixt again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Great customer service!!!

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

All

Cons:

All very Ok

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop-off and service

Cons:

Lower blockage on my credit card. Almost used the entire limit. They couldn’t tell me when it would be lifted.

1 out of 6

Budget

7.8

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.5

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Arrival Hall

+32 2 720 09 44

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Avoid at all costs

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
great costumer service

6.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick services

Cons:

Kayak ne montre pas de vrais comparaisons de prix et il y a des pièges dans chacune des offres. Ici même l’assurance de base n’était pas incluse ! Je n’utiliserai plus Kayak pour ce type de services. C’est franchement trompeur !

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The facility is at the airport itself, and very convenient. There is a gas station about 1 or 2 km from the airport as well.

Cons:

Their computer was very slow when we picked up the car. It dropped all our information 3x as we were checking in. He apologized, but said it happened frequently. He had to reload our address and passport multiple times. It wasn't busy, so wasn't that big of a deal. If it was busy like a Monday morning, the line would be rather long.

7.2 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

East access to rental cars at the airport

Cons:

We asked for a van and were given a dented wreck.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy and problemless. eay return and pick up.

Cons:

they charged me in euro. they should give option to pay in USD. Also they should have tourist brochures of coupon and tip to visit in belgium. but was very happy with them.

1 out of 6

Avis

7.7

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Zaventem

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Arrival Hall

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
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CAR PICKUP LANDBOUWSTRAAT 56

32 2 7225831

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3.6 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

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I have rented cars for 10 years and have never been treated in such a disrespectful and rude way as I did at the Brussels airport during our family's Christmas vacation. When picking up the car, I was pressured in multiple ways to get insurance. Neither the man at the desk nor the man at the parking garage seemed to respect my decision not to get insurance. They implied I was not smart to decline insurance. When I picked up the car, I noticed a large dent on the right side that was not documented. I drove it 100 yards to the office and the man was very suspicious of me. He made comments that I created the dent myself in those 100 yards. He was reluctant to document it on the form. He did not sign the document. The fact that he did not sign it, and the fact that there was an undocumented damage to the car, are important for the rest of the story. The car had a lingering cigarette smell in it during the entire trip. The car, a Peugot suv, performed very well during our trip. When I returned the car, we had a short amount of time before we had to make our flight. We were treated to a fifteen minute inspection of the vehicle, with no interest paid to the fact that we were on a timeline. I have never in 10 years of renting cars been subjected to a fifteen minute car inspection, whether or not I had a flight to catch. During the inspection, the Avis man (a different one from earlier -- named Ciorbea - a bald man shorter than the original employee) was extremely suspicious of the dent in the car. He questioned me, then I told him it was the other man, a taller man with more hair, who documented the dent. The two of them discussed it, and it was apparent the two employees had little respect for each other. The form was not signed by the original employee, nor was there a picture taken of it, when I checked out the car - this is what Ciorbea didn't like. The bald man finally accepted that the dent was not my fault; but what if the original employee was not working the day I brought the car back? I do not have any hope that Ciorbea would believe me. Ciorbea found a light scratch on the front left of the vehicle. He consternated over this for another five or ten minutes and questioned me on this. We pointed out that there is no way to prove that we caused the scratch, because we found undocumented damage on the car to begin with. This angered him and he dismissed our point. Then, he assigned two separate "small" charges which totaled over 300 euros. I questioned him: "how do you know it will cost 300 euros to fix this?" He got angry with me and told me he was just doing his job, and that there are "American smart asses upstairs at Avis" who make the rules. I declined to sign the contract because I disputed the damage assessment. I wondered to myself, if charging customers for damage repair is so important, how did I receive a vehicle with three major dents, unrepaired? Where does the damage money go? I was astonished as this man swore in front

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car I reserved was not available however they offered a lower model with GPS. They gave a manual when I needed an automatic. Customer service was very prompt and responded to the multiple errors with an upgrade at a reduced price.

Cons:

Beware of the parking garage at Brussels airport rental garage. It's a horrible place to find and navigate.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and somewhat new. Original deal sounded good.

Cons:

I booked via Kayak, then got a confirmation email from Avis. I am from the US and was booking a luxury car (E class or similar) for Europe. I was quoted 563.29 (USD) at that time, which is why I booked it. The problems began when I arrived at the car counter in Brussels. 1) they requested that I have an American Express card only (never heard of that in my life) to put a large deposit down on the car. I don't have an American Express card and did not book with one. Not once on any email to me did they mention I needed that. 2) so, I was forced to not get the car I wanted for the trip of a lifetime in Europe. Instead of an E class Mercedes, I was told I would get a VW Toureag, then was given a VW Passat Wagon, NOT EVEN CLOSE to an E class Mercedes, for a new price of 967.44 Euros = 1160.93 USD. I'm sorry, what?? So I get a worse car and my price DOUBLES? Not to mention this experience took over an hour and had to be restarted 3 times, taking away from my vacation time. 3) When I dropped the car off, I end up being charged 1293.02, even MORE than the above figure. I realize I purchased insurance, which would be more. I also realize that I returned it with less than a full tank, and was charged over $105 Euros (how is that even legal for a half tank refill?), but my price increased by over $740 for a WORSE car. I would like this email to be sent to a supervisor so I can get a refund on what I can only call very shady and misleading business practices. I was unable to change things at the counter at the time because I was overseas.

3.6 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We paid a very high premium at the airport for insurance. The clerk took advantage of the fact that we arrived in the evening with 3 children. The price came out 796 Euros for 9 days. The site had only a supplementary insurance option. Finally we only made basic insurance. Finally we came out with the highest price of all the companies. We have often rented vehicles in the past and this is the first and last time we will hire Avis. We are considering filing a claim due to fraud.

8.4 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service reps at the rental counter were extremely helpful with my reservation even though I had made an error in my desired pick up time.

Cons:

The van was missing the rear window wiper which greatly reduced visibility during the few heavy rain driving times. Not a serious risk however.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean. Easy to drive. All our luggage fit.

Cons:

Car turned off each time I came to a stop with my foot on the break. Restarted when I released the brake. Annoying! When I returned it, I told there is a button to turn this feature off which they did not inform me about.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.5

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Brussels Airport

+32 12 39 09 59

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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7.2 Good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Don't like that you have to deal with agent attitude if you rent and don't take insurance. He acted like he did US a favor by letting us rent from Enterprise....

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
They wanted to charge me double prive than the prive in My reservación with kayak. They did not respect the rate and the deposit ammount. They cancelled My reservación and i Lost one day of My vacation till i found other óption with another car rental

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.8

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in Zaventem

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Brixtonlaan 43

+32 2 720 61 94

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National Airport

+32 2 721 05 92

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No Address

+32 2 348 92 12

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The price quoted did not include insurance while insurance is obligatory. I think this is a misleading practice.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Perfect but price is diffrence at airport because of insurance

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Price was more then double, rental cqncelled

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The lady behind the counter, whose name was Maya, knew her job well and was kind and polite

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
DOUNIA serve me at the counter in ZAVENTEM like a next level KING thanks a million

2.4 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

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Absolutely nothing. If your company partners insurance companies with car rental companies you should only sell products (total collison insurance) that meet the meets the car rentals companies financial guidelines. Secondly, car rental companies should not over book so that when they do they cant meet the needs of their customers. Lastly, the people at Brussels airport should all be fired. They took advantage of people in front of me because they needed a car and gouged them with extreme overly priced rentals when compared with quoted prices. When confronted by the customer, the car rental personnel answer was " please make a decision, do you want the car or not and shrugged their shoulders liked they didn't even care. I speak Dutch, but posed like a stupid American tourist. Agents of your companies that sell your goods and services that make fun and belittle you in another language, should be fired. I'll use your site if I have to, if it's cheaper, but I'll let as many people know how I was treated. Btw, I'm a disabled veteran. I carried my baggage for a 7 hour train ride to a train station where my son picked me up. Abusing a disabled veteran in another language is not world class service. It's third world business tactis.

1 out of 3

Alamo

7.9

Good

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Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.6

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+32 12 39 09 59

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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National

8.1

Very Good

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+32 12 39 09 59

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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FLIZZR

8.0

Very Good

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National Airport Arrival Hall - Box/bus 88

+32 7022 5800

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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

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ZAVENTEM Weiveldlaan 8

+32 2720 6194

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24 Hour Rent A Car

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National Airport Arrival Hall - Box/bus 88

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INTERRENT

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National Airport - Arrival Hall

+32 2721 0408

Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
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PEUGEOT

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Brussels Airport

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Sunnycars

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Weiveldlaan 8

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