Charleroi airport to Brussels city transport

Although not the closest airport to Brussels city (55km/~50min), the Charleroi airport is still accessible in many reasonable ways. Low cost airlines such as Ryanair and WizzAir have regular cheap flights at Charleroi.


Charleroi airport to Brussels city bus


The most used and convenient method to travel from Charleroi Airport to Brussels city center is by shuttle bus. They are frequent, direct and fast. Travellers do not need to change at any stops. From Brussels-Midi station where the bus terminates, there are public transport lines to other parts of the city. Metro (underground) is the most convenient.

Departure points:

Charleroi airport: exit 4
Brussels city: Gare du midi - Rue de France street

Schedule:

From Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi (south city station):
Every half hour from 08:00 to 24:00 (on X:00 and X:30)

From Brussels Midi (south city station) to Charleroi Airport:
Every half hour from 03:30 to 22:30 (on X:00 and X:30)

The journey takes one hour.

Ordering process:

  1. Select your travel date and number of tickets on the ordering banner. Then hit the "Order now" button.
    If buying 2-way tickets, you will be asked for your return date at the end of the reservation process.
  2. A window will pop-up where you insert your name, e-mail address and other needed info. Don't forget to choose your payment card type in the vertical column. If you don't see this window, then minimize your current browser window and other programs. It might be below them.
  3. After clicking "Make your payment" you will be redirected to payment gate where you enter credit card info.
  4. A window asking for additional info will appear. Fill out your return date here.
  5. Within 24 hours but usually much sooner you will receive an e-mail with your tickets. Print them.

Charleroi to Brussels by taxi


Taxi is undoubtedly the most peaceful way for such transfer. Which is sometimes well needed after a flight. You don't have to deal with public transport after getting to Brussels city and it takes you right to your door. Taxi between Charleroi airport and Brussels city cost about €90 and can even be cost efficient if shared between more passengers.

There is not a distinctive taxi look and there are more taxi services operating. Some even unlicensed. So it is always unpredictable to go for a blind journey. The availability, price and person who drives you can be of all sorts. We always recommend the taxi service you can order online and where the driver picks you up with a sign at arrival. It is available non-stop and you can order it throught the reservation banner.

Ordering process:

  1. Select your travel date and number of taxis on the ordering banner. 1 ticket means 1 car. Then hit the "Order now" button.
  2. A window will pop-up where you insert your name, e-mail address and other needed info. Don't forget to choose your payment card type in the vertical column. If you don't see this window, then minimize your current browser window and other programs. It might be below them.
  3. After clicking "Make your payment" you will be redirected to payment gate where you enter credit card info.
  4. To be sure we can provide good service in case of a delay or mistake, you will then enter your hotel name, city, flight number, arrival time and mobile phone number.
  5. Within 24 hours but usually much sooner you will receive an e-mail with confirmation.
  6. Driver will welcome you with a sign with your name on it and bring you to your hotel.

 

Charleroi to Brussels driving directions

Brussels is about 55 kilometres (34 miles) from Brussels Charleroi Airport. Driving to Brussels from Brussels Charleroi Airport is quite straight forward since the airport is directly south of Brussels city centre. From the north of Brussels Charleroi airport take the E420 which merges onto A54 and drive north for 20 km, exit on A7 and drive 12 km, continue along R0 (outer ring road) for 15 km until you reach exit 18. Journey time is 45 minutes into Brussels city centre.


Charleroi airport parking

To read more about Charleroi airport parking simply go back to the Brussels airports webpage.


Charleroi airport on map