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Brussels airport to Brussels midi

Hello all. I am flying into Brussels in early June. I'm scheduled to land at 9:20am. I plan on getting a 12:45pm train from Brussels midi. Does anyone think I might need more time to get to midi? The next earlier train from midi departs at 11:15, pretty sure I need to leave more time in case of late arrival. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

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If you fly into Brussels (National) Airport, with IATA code BRU, you can take the direct train to Bruxelles-Midi, duration some twenty minutes. For timetables see www.belgianrail.be , select English as language and in the Route Planner select Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven (NMBS/SNCB) and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi (NMBS/SNCB).
If you travel by highspeed train I guess, you have also to respect the checkin time prior to departure, but check this out with the railwaycompany you travel with. If everything goes well you can catch the 11:15am train, but there is little room for errors I think.

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The only train that needs formal check-in would be a Eurostar to Lille or London. If you're getting one of those, you need to arrive at an absolute minimum of 30 minutes before departure, and preferably an hour.