Airport Transfers: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Ground Transportation from/to Brussels South Charleroi Airport is easy:

Follow Me on Pinterest If you’re travelling to Brussels on budget carriers like Ryanair, Wizz Air, Jetairfly, etc., you will land at Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Charleroi Airport is in Charleroi which is approximately 46 kilometres (29 miles) from the centre of Brussels.

By Bus

The local TEC buses (Bus A) transfer passengers between the airport and Charleroi train station. The buses leave the airport every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on weekends and the journey time is approximately 20 minutes. From Charleroi-Sud train station you can reach any of the stations in Belgium.  The trains are a more efficient way of getting around Belgium, however for other destinations by bus, check the TEC website

By train

A shuttle coach leaves Charleroi Airport every 30 minutes to take passengers to the Charleroi-Sud station.  From Charleroi-Sud you can catch the train to Brussels south railway station (Brussels Midi).  With 22 tracks Brussels Midi is the biggest station of the Belgian rail network and from here you can connect to international train networks such as the Eurostar, TGV, Thalys, etc.

Shuttle tickets are sold inside the airport terminal. You can also buy tickets at website:  The shuttle coach stop is at the intersection of rue de France and rue de l’Instruction.  Travel time is approximately one hour.  For indicative timetable see

Shuttle Transfers

If you don’t want to bother with the inconvenience of buses and trains, our partner Viator offers private transfers from Brussels Charleroi Airport straight to your hotel.
For more information about transfers from Charleroi Airport to your hotel in Brussels, Bruges or Ghent and how to book, see Here.

Other  companies that provide door-to-door services include:

  • – Tel: +32 2 888 84 60
  •  – Mob: +32 (0) 478 73 80 80

By Taxi

Taxis are available 24/7 outside the passenger terminal. You can ask for a fixed rate fare to your destination.

By car

The airport is accessible by the highway from Brussels, Liège or Lille.  Short and long-term car parking spaces are available.

Airport GPS Address:

rue d’Heppignies
6043 Ransart

Please post your thoughts below...


  1. avatarIndrek says

    i want to ask what is the best way to get from Charleroi airport to Amsterdam? I read that there are buses what are taking to train station put are there any trains going to Nederlands to?


  2. avatarDamir says


    I am landing in Charleroi Airport and have a hotel booked in Namur. Could you please let me know which is the best way to get to my Hotel in Namur. I would prefer a private shuttle as I come in late and would like to get to the hotel as fast as possible however at an affordable cost.

    Also what is there to see in Namur as it would be my first time visiting?



  3. avatarKris Kusk says

    Dear Helen,

    I arrive by Wizz at Charleroi Airport and I need to get to Brussels Airport to catch my next flight which is about 7 hours later. Any suggestion how to get there? I konw there are many direct taxi services, but they charge “arm and leg”. Looks that I’ll have to get to Brussels Midi train station and then to Brussels Airport. I appreciate your comment.

    Thanks much,

    • avatar says

      Hi Kris,

      From Charleroi Airport, catch the TEC Bus (Line A) to Charleroi-Sud train station.
      From Charleroi-Sud station, catch the train to Bruxelles-Midi (there is one quick platform change to make)
      The Bruxelles-Midi train will take you to Brussels Airport station which is below the airport terminal.

      To see what the journey looks like, go to and select :

      From: Charleroi-Sud [B]

      At Charleroi airport there are two ticket dispensers where you can buy a single or a return ticket (return on the same day) valid for “any Belgian destination”. This ticket covers the TEC bus (from the airport to Charleroi-Sud station) and a train journey (from Charleroi-Sud to any station in Belgium).

      The two ticket dispensers are placed outside the airport, near Door 2. Two methods of payment are accepted: cash or credit/debit card.

      I hope the above helps. There is also an information desk at Charleroi Airport where you can also get further help if needed.

      Kind regards,

  4. avatarmark says

    hi helen i am travelling to brussels via charleroi airport and stopping at the renaissance hotel brussels RUE DU PARNASSE 19 ,is there a direct bus/shuttle to brussels city centre and am i far from the hotel once there ………………. many thanks mark

  5. avatarvanessa says

    I am living in strasbourg, and i have a flight to catch at bruxelles charleroi airport.
    i want to book a train from strasbourg to the charleroi airport; but the form is requesting that chose from a number of train station in bruxelle, but i do not which is the one closest to the airport. please advice me

    • avatar says

      Select Charleroi-Sud [B]. Please note that at Charleroi-Sud station you have to catch the TEC bus (Line A) to the airport. Bus travel time is about 20 minutes. See comments above.

      Kind regards,

  6. avatarAndy M says

    Hi Helen,

    I fly into Brussels South Charleroi Airport next week and have booked a shuttle bus to Brussels south railway station (Brussels Midi). I booked it through and have printed off my tickets. The site says that i need to ‘Validate my return ticket at the sales desk of the airport’ So i guess i need to find this sales desk before i board the bus to Brussels, but it’s not clear where the sales desk is in the airport.

    All i can find on the internet is a photo from 2008 that seems to show the ‘Brussels City Shuttle’ ticket office’ at the far right end of the Airport terminal (as you exit the airport building) Is this correct or is it actually in the main airport builing? I assume that i won’t be able to get on the return coach unless the ticket has been validated first?

    Best Regards,


  7. avatarArséne says

    Hi Helen,

    Thank you for nice tips. They are very nice. I used to take a but to Charleroi railway station from there a train to Brussels Midi. Sometimes I take a bus from Charleroi to Midi station.

    But recently I start taking a taxi, cause we start coming with the group of guys. We found a taxi company called Airport Taxis. here is the link

    They have a chat system, it’s very easy to chat with them from abroad and book a taxi or ask extra information.

    I hope my tip was useful for you guys.


  8. avatarRon says

    Hi Helen,

    Can you please tell me the best way to get from Charleroi airport to the Novotel at Zaventem airport?

    I get in quite late and I’ll be tired. However, I’m travelling on a budget so unsure if I can afford to get a taxi.

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