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 transfer bus

Brussels airport transfer shuttle bus fleet on location point parked

The most used method to travel from Charleroi Airport to Brussels city center is by a shuttle bus. It goes to and from Brussels-Midi station. From there passengers can continue by many public transport lines to other parts of the city. Metro (underground) is the most convenient.

You can buy a ticket on their Flibco company shuttle bus website.

Consider also buying a Brussels card with public transport pass.

Departure points:

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


The shuttle bus departs every half an hour.

Other information:

Door2Gate minibus between Charleroi airport and Brussels

brussels transport charleroi transfer airport minibus door2gate

A minibus transfer that takes you between airport and your accommodation. Just like a taxi directly to your door. But it is cheaper because you share the ride with other passengers.

You select the time of your flight and the Door2Gate service will calculate the exact pick-up time which they will let you know few hours before your travel.

You can buy ticket on their Flibco company Door2Gate transfer webpage.

Departure points:

Charleroi airport: exit 4
Brussels city: Any address between Brussels and Charleroi

Charleroi airport to Brussels by taxi

Taxi is undoubtedly the most peaceful way for such transfer. Which is sometimes 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 €90 for 1 or 2 passergers. It costs €180 for 3 passengers.

BUT BE AWARE: There is not a standardized taxi look and there are many taxi services operating. Some are 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.

Charleroi airport to Brussels city by train

A direct "Airport Express bus A" leaves from outside the terminal and will take you to Charleroi Sud (south) train station (18 minutes). You can then use a train from Charleroi Sud to travel to any station in Brussels. Train journeys are 60 minutes from Charleroi Sud to Brussels Centrale. You can buy a 'bulk' ticket from one of the ticket booths within the bus station. These combined tickets can only be purchased on-site and come in one-way or return journeys. If you are purchasing it to reach the airport from any train station ask for a "code 814 - single fare" or "code 815-return fare".

Charleroi to Brussels driving directions

Charleroi to Brussels airport transfer by car 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

Read more on our page dedicated to Charleroi airport parking.

Charleroi airport on map

The town of Charleroi with its airport is to the South of Brussels. You can zoom in for more detailed view.