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How to Get from Brussels Charleroi Airport to the City Center and Other Destinations
Brussels-Charleroi International Airport is 46 km away from the center of the Belgian capital. Every year it serves more than a million people, tens of thousands of whom are tourists. You can get from the air hub to Brussels, Lille, Liège, as well as to Zaventem International Airport by public transport, taxi or transfer.
Taxi from Brussels Charleroi Airport
It is quite easy to book a taxi at Brussels-Charleroi Airport to the city center or any other destination: you can do it at a special desk at the air hub, by phone or using an online application. Parking is located right at the exit from the airport terminal. The fare will depend on the remoteness of the destination. For example, the price of a taxi from Brussels Charleroi Airport to Brussels is about 90 euros.
Ordering a taxi may seem like the best option, however, a trip with private drivers can be overshadowed by high costs upon arrival. In addition, you have to inform the operator about the necessary number of seats in advance, for example, if you have a large company travelling with you, but a big car cannot always be provided promptly.
Getting from Brussels-Charleroi Airport to Zaventem Airport using this type of transport seems to be convenient, but this is fraught with consequences: it is likely that the driver will be delayed in traffic, and in this case you may be late for your flight.
Transfer from Brussels Charleroi Airport
If you do not know how to get from Brussels Airport to Bruges, Lille or Antwerp by public transport, or do not trust freelance taxi drivers - book a transfer. With it, you can reach anywhere in the country with maximum comfort and safety.
It's better to book a transfer from the airport to the city or other destinations in advance. This should be done to ensure that upon your arrival, our experienced driver is already waiting for you with a sign on which your name is indicated. A pleasant addition after a tiring flight will be his/her assistance in loading the luggage to the car, and then he/she will take you directly to your destination.
On the Kiwitaxi site, you can immediately see the cost of the trip, and it will not change under any circumstances. In this case, you can pay for the transfer service online.
In order to confirm the reservation, it is necessary to make a prepayment or add your card to the booking and pay later to the driver in cash. Another advantage of the service is that the cost of traveling from the airport is usually less than of a private taxi.
Individual or group transfer is convenient when traveling with children and with a lot of luggage. Kiwitaxi company is able to provide a car for any occasion. For the transportation of the child, we provide special child car seats, which must be ordered additionally when booking the car. If you are travelling in a group, we can provide a minibus.
Public transport from Brussels Charleroi Airport
Although it's the best option to take a transfer from Brussels Charleroi Airport to Brussels city, you can also travel by public transport if you want to save money. Shuttle buses from the airport start running at 03:30 in the morning, they run every half hour and arrive at the South Station of Brussels. The ticket for the trip will cost you 13 euros, and you can buy it at the ticket office at the stop, which is to the left of the airport. The journey by bus takes about 40 minutes.
Also you can get to the city by train, but only with changes. You will just need to take bus A at the bus stop near the airport and travel to Charleroi-South station. After that, take the train to the South Station of the city.
If you compare public transport with the transfer, you’ll see that, of course, it is cheaper. The other side of the coin is the fact that you have to wait, sometimes for long. Moreover you will reach only the necessary stop, and then you will have to travel independently, and the trip by bus or train will be less comfortable. But in the case with the transfer, you indicate the time and you will not need to wait, and it will promptly take you to any desired place with comfort.
Brussels Charleroi Airport: useful information
Brussels-Charleroi International Airport is the largest air hub of the province of Wallonia and the second largest passenger traffic in the whole of Belgium.
Charleroi Airport is one of the main air hubs in Europe for the Irish company Ryanair, which has been carrying out air transportation since 1997. At the moment, Jet4you, Jetairfly and Wizz Air are also flying from here.
The air hub has everything for the convenience of guests: shops, ATMs, pharmacies, travel agency, Duty-Free, free Wi-Fi zone, medical center and a luggage room.