Charleroi Airport

General information

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.

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Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Brussels Airport 48km
Liege Airport 72km
Antwerp Airport 80km
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
11 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Bus services

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.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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
11 km
15 min
€ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Charleroi Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Charleroi Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Charleroi Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Charleroi Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • Ryanair
  • TUI fly Belgium
  • Wizz Air
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Air Corsica


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Charleroi Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Best Western Plus Aero 44 Charleroi Airport, Charleroi

Best Western Aero 44 is located in Gosselies, a 5-minute drive from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Free WiFi is available in the rooms. A shuttle service to and from the airport is available upon request and against an additional charge.


Hotel Charleroi Airport - Van Der Valk, Charleroi

Hotel Charleroi Airport - Van Der Valk is situated 10 minutes' drive from Charleroi Airport and benefits from a fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout.


ibis Budget Charleroi Airport, Charleroi

Ibis Budget Charleroi Aeroport in Gosselies features a 24-hour reception and is a 5 minutes' drive from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Brussels city centre is a 1-hour drive away. WiFi is free of charge in public areas and in the rooms.

Hotels in Brussels

Looking for the best hotels in Brussels? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels

Set a 3-minute walk from the Rogier Square and the trendy Rue Neuve with its many shops and restaurants, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre offers unique views from its top-floor relaxation centre with a fitness room and a panoramic sauna.


Warwick Brussels - Grand Place, Brussels

This luxurious hotel in the heart of Brussels is a 2-minute walk from the Grand-Place and Brussels Central Station. It features free access to the fitness centre and sauna.


Motel One Brussels, Brussels

Motel One Brussels is centrally located in Brussels, a 10-minute walk away from the Grand-Place, the Manneken Pis Statue, the Rue Neuve Shopping District and Brussels-Central Train Station. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire accommodation.

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.

Tour & transport

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

Discover some of Belgium's most beautiful historic buildings on this full-day tour to Ghent and Bruges. From the stunning Saint Bavo Cathedral to the serene Lake of Love, you will walk away with memorable impressions of these gorgeous Flemish cities.


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Sophie D.S.
7 months ago

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