The shuttle bus to Charleroi Airport
waiting for the passengers at Brussels Midi
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Charleroi Airport has low budget flights to many destinations in Europe. There are 95 routes and about 100 flights daily. Ryanair is the largest airline (79 routes) on Charlerloi. Other budget airlines are Jetair, TUI and Wizzair. Charleroi Airport is in the municipality Charleroi about 47 km from Brussels. The main airport Brussels International Airport is located 11 km from Brussels.
Shuttle bus Brussels Midi to Charleroi Sud
The shuttle bus stop is next to Brussels Midi at the crossing of Rue de France (Frankrijkstraat) and Rue de l’Instruction (Onderwijsstraat). The bus is running 7 days/week, every 30 minutes. First bus departs at 04.00 from Brussels Midi, then 4.30, 5.00, 5,30 and so on till 20.10 which is the last bus to Charleroi Airport. First bus from Charleroi Airport departs at 08.30, then 9.00, 9.20 and so on till 23.45 which is the last bus to Brussels Midi. A busticket one way cost €13; return is €22. The bus journey takes about 1 hour. Tickets in Brussels can be bought from the driver; in Charleroi from the ticket desk. Passengers who have reserved online get priority seats.
Train Brussels Midi – Charleroi Sud train station
Travel time to Charleroi Sud Station is 48 minutes. Between Charleroi train station and Charleroi Airport is a public bus service (bus line A). Travel time with that bus is 20 minutes.
Train + bus ticket
At the train stations in Belgium can be purchased a ticket “code 814 one-way fare” or “code 815 return fare”. This ticket includes the train from any station in Belgium to Charleroi Sud + the bus ticket to Charleroi Airport. The travel time with Thalys or Eurostar from Amsterdam Airport to Brussel is 1.30 hour. Amsterdam airport parking cheap? Check Schiphol-parkeren.com for the cheapest prices.
Taxis are available outside the passenger terminal. Fare to the city centre of Brussels is about €80-€90. A minibus is around €100. Taxi to Antwerp is between €150-€175. Prices vary and depends of the taxi company/cars.