Belgium, crossroads of Western Europe
the major European motorways cross Belgium. 1,613 km of motorways provide direct links with the main centres in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the UK, etc.
with the densest rail network in Europe and the launch of high-speed trains, Belgium, with its National Railway Company - SNCB - confirms its central position in Western Europe.
|High-speed train links
In 1998, nearby 18,4 million passengers came through Zaventem, Belgium's national airport, which offers regular connections to the biggest cities all over the world. Sabena has created a "hub and spoke" network out of Brussels, connecting more than 100 major cities and regional business destinations several times a day (21 daily flights to London, 9 daily flights to Paris,...). Sabena carried almost 9 million passengers in 1998.
Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent form the biggest concentration of seaports in Europe. This global traffic exceeds 175 million tonnes a year. Brussels also has a port and Liège is one of the biggest inland ports in Western Europe.