Flying to Brussels soon? When traveling to Belgium don't get stuck with high roaming costs and or slow overseas data roaming. Get yourself a Belgium sim card on arrival. This is your guide for buying a sim card at Brussels Airport with where to go, up to date prices as of September 2021, best network and more tips.

First things first, on arrival in Brussels I had to find out where to get the best sim card so I can help travelers like you saving money. Stores at Brussels Airport may have limited opening times because of the pandemic, but you can also buy a sim card in Brussels city center. Check out my guide for buying a sim card in Belgium in 2021 with the latest prices and information.

My recommendation

Traveltomtom recommends getting a BASE sim card at the BASE store at Brussels Airport.

It is worth getting a local prepaid sim card for Europe as they are pretty good deals. A lot of GB data for less! If you want a complete overview of all the available European sim cards click here.

Also when you are traveling to Europe and flying into Brussels Airport, please spend some time exploring this gorgeous city. I am from Holland, saying that about a Belgium city says it all! :)

Traveltomtom does NOT directly recommend international sim cards with global coverage. Moist of these travel sim cards are much more expensive compared to local prepaid sim cards. For a complete overview and comparison check my article about the best international sim cards.

Order a Belgium sim card online

If you want to skip the hassle of buying a sim card for Belgium at Brussels Airport then I can recommend you to order one online. On the Simoptions website you can order an international sim card for traveling in Europe that will be send to your home address and it will be automatically activated from its first use. Click on the link above or the banner below.

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Where to buy a sim card at Brussels Airport?

Brussels Airport is only ranked as 23th biggest airport in Europe. It is not that big and busy and pretty easy to navigate. From the Information Desk I learned that there is a BASE store and that you can buy a sim card for tourists at the Relay store. The BASE store is on your right when you walk into the Arrival Hall and the Relay store is on your left. You can't miss them.

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Base is one of the main Belgium internet providers and they of course only sell BASE Belgium prepaid sim cards.

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The Relay convenience store only sell an Orange prepaid sim card for tourists.

Although the guys at the Relay book shop were very friendly, you get of course way more service at the Base shop and they take time to explain you everything in detail. Also at the Base store the sim card is activated for you. The Orange sim card you will have to activate yourself, which is not that hard either though.

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Prepaid sim card prices Brussels Airport in 2021

Orange sim card Belgium at Relay book shop

  • €15
  • 4GB data all over Europe
  • €15 calling credit (50 minutes Europe to Europe)
  • 4000 sms from Europe to Europe
  • 31 days

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Base sim card Brussels Airport

As I said in the Base shop you have a better service and much more options. They sell 4 different prepaid Belgium sim card packages.

  • €25
  • 4,6GB data all over Europe
  • 30 minutes from Europe to the world
  • 250 sms from Europe to the world
  • €5 extra calling credit
  • Valid 1 month

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  • €30
  • 7,1GB data all over Europe
  • 60 minutes from Europe to the world
  • 1000 sms from Europe to the world
  • Valid 1 month

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  • €35
  • 7,6GB data all over Europe
  • 120 minutes from Europe to the world
  • UNLIMITED sms from Europe to the world
  • €5 extra calling credit
  • Valid 1 month

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  • €45
  • 9,7GB data all over Europe
  • 120 minutes from Europe to the world
  • UNLIMITED sms from Europe to the world
  • €5 extra calling credit
  • Valid 1 month

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Best prepaid sim card Brussels Airport

It is a pretty easy conclusion when you compare the prices and available packages:

Orange is the best sim card at Brussels Airport in 2021!

An Orange prepaid sim card at the Relay convenience store gives you 4 GB data in all of Europe plus 50 minutes all over Europe for just €15. The cheapest Base sim card starts at €25 at Brussels Airport.

If you can wait for Brussels city center I can help you out with my article about the best prepaid sim card in Belgium for tourists, but there is another option...

Buy a sim card for Europe online

Belgium sim cards are NOT the best for traveling in Europe. Especially with the limited opening times of the shops at Brussels Airport you can save yourself the hassle of buying a sim card on arrival. If you order an international sim card on the Simoptions website they will be shipped to your home address and are activated automatically from its first use.

The following Belgium sim cards are also valid all across Europe:

1. Orange Holiday ZEN - $29.90

  • 8 GB data
  • Unlimited calls in Europe
  • 30 minutes worldwide
  • Unlimited sms in Europe
  • 200 sms worldwide
  • Valid 14 days

2. Three PAYG AIO15 - $29.90

  • 10 GB data
  • Unlimited calls within Europe
  • Unlimited sms within Europe
  • Valid 30 days

3. Three PAYG AIO20 - $39.90

  • 12 GB data
  • Unlimited calls within Europe
  • Unlimited sms within Europe
  • Valid 30 days

4. Orange Holiday Europe - $49.90

  • 20 GB data
  • Unlimited calls in Europe
  • 120 minutes worldwide
  • Unlimited sms in Europe
  • 1,000 sms worldwide
  • Valid 14 days

Personally I would recommend either the Three or Orange option linked above. Click on the links above or the banner below for more info.

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For more information about international sim cards or buying a prepaid sim card in Europe, click on the links to read my detailed articles.

I hope the above tips for buying a sim card at Brussels Airport were helpful for your upcoming trip. In case you have any additional questions don't hesitate to leave me a message below and I am more than happy to help you out.

Enjoy your trip to Brussels!

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