Charleroi Airport is an important hub for low-cost carrier Ryanair, it was the first Ryanair base on the European continent in 1997. The capital of Belgium is pretty close, because of that the airport is also known as Brussels South Charleroi Airport. A majority of the flights at Charleroi Airport are operated by Ryanair, TUI fly Belgium and Wizz Air.
Where is Charleroi Airport situated?
Charleroi Airport is located in the middle of Belgium, just north of the city of Charleroi and south of the capital Brussels. You will reach the airport via exit 24 Ransart Charleroi Airport of the A54/E420 and the N568.
How many terminals does Charleroi Airport have?
The airport has one large terminal (T1) and one smaller terminal (T2). Charleroi Airport has a second terminal since 30 January 2017, T2 is only open at peak times in order to relieve the pressure on T1. The airport’s check-in counters are on the right-hand side in Terminal 1 and on the left-hand side in Terminal 2. Charleroi Airport has a total of 25 boarding gates.
A good alternative for flying to or from Charleroi Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Belgium.
|Lille Airport (France)||97km|
|Maastricht Aachen Airport (Netherlands)||104km|
|Eindhoven Airport (Netherlands)||128km|
|Ostend Bruges Airport||139km|
|Luxembourg Airport (Luxembourg)||156km|
|Rotterdam The Hague Airport (Netherlands)||165km|
|Weeze Airport (Germany)||172km|
|Düsseldorf Airport (Germany)||185km|
|Cologne Bonn Airport (Germany)||193km|
The distance from Charleroi Airport to the centre of Charleroi is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Charleroi.
From CRL Airport to Charleroi City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Charleroi Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Charleroi Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Charleroi Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Charleroi Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Charleroi Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Charleroi is about € 25.-. Book your taxi at Charleroi Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From CRL Airport to Charleroi City centre by Taxi
At Charleroi Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Budget, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Charleroi Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Charleroi Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI fly Belgium
- Wizz Air
- Pegasus Airlines
- Air Corsica
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Brussels
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Charleroi Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Guided Sightseeing - 24h/48h-Ticket
Enjoy 24-hour or 48-hour unlimited transportation aboard our hop-on hop-off red tour bus. Take advantage of the guided tour and hop off wherever takes your fancy. See the European Parliament, the Museum of Fine Arts and the world famous Atomium.
Brussels: Express Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer
Enjoy an authentic Brussels experience on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Sample traditional chocolates, beer, mussels, frites, waffles, and more. See the historic monuments surrounding Grand Place, often described as the most beautiful square in the world.
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