Charleroi Transportation

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    Brussels South Airport

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Sep 12, 2003
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    It's the other Brussels Airport. They call themselves Ideally located at 46 km from Brussels Grand’Place. There are more then 20 daily shuttles towards Brussel.

    Directions by car

    Located at 46 km from Brussels Center, Brussels South Charleroi Airport is of easy access by the motorway. (A54 – exit 24)

    Coming from Liège - Namur: E42 - exit 15.
    Coming from Brussels - Nivelles: A54 - exit 24.
    Coming from Mons: E42 than A54 to Charleroi - exit 24.

    Directions by public transportation

    A public bus (Line A) links all day long the Brussels South Charleroi Airport to the Charleroi Trainstation. Then you can take the train to easily reach any station in Belgium or another foreign country.

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    Fly with Ryanair

    by Alain_Smeets Written Sep 12, 2003
    plane from Ryanair (photo Dirk)

    Ryanair is a low budget air carrier that operates from several airports in Europe. They started in 1985 and transporting over 15 million passengers in 2002.

    You can easily book your ticket online via their website. The website is self-explaining.

    We flew from Charleroi towards Shannon and back from Dublin to Charleroi and paid about 85 euros return flights including airport taxes.

    You can take maximum 15 kilo of luggage and 7 kilo of hand baggage with you. If you carry more it can cost you a lot of money.

    The first 64 passengers at the check-in gates, get an priority boarding card. This gives you priority in boarding the airplane and it gives you a much better chance in sitting together. Ryanair doesn’t have seat allocations.


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    Airport links

    by GrumpyL5 Updated Dec 7, 2002

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    Traveling to and from the Airport to Brussels.
    The 68 Bus and the Train are probably the best option.The coach is a rip off.
    Charleroi Airport is 37 miles away from Brussels. It is a small airport but not overcrowded. Usual facilities including a large cafe.
    There are two ways of travelling to Brussels via public transport.
    Firstly, there is a local bus, number 68, from the airport to Charleroi South Station Interchange. It runs hourly, and is timed to meet flights and trains. Inter City Trains run from Charlerio South to Brussels stations including Central Station.
    Return times.
    Trains leave Brussels Central at Mon to Fri, 36 mins past the hour and Sat and Sun 41 mins past the hour. The Inter City Train takes approx 50 minutes.
    The second class single fare is only 6.80Euro
    Get off at Charleroi Sud, walk along the subway and turn left up to the tram and bus interchange. Look left to avoid being run over by a tram.
    The 68 bus will arrive at stand ( Quai ) number 3 in about ten mins.
    Journey time to the airport is about ten mins and the fare is just 1.65Euro
    Fares from the airport may be a bit more as it takes a slightly longer route, but a return train ticket may be cheeper than two singles.

    Secondly, there is the Coach to Brussels Midi Station. It is claimed by tourist info that the fare is 6.20E, it is not. You will be charged 10.00E.
    Don't use this rip off service !
    The service is arranged with ryanair but there is a note on their web site about the problem.
    Also, being dumped at Brussels South station at night is not recommended.
    Hope this is useful. More to follow or just ask.

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    BY CAR,E19 from Brussels,...

    by funkymama Written Aug 25, 2002

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    BY CAR,E19 from Brussels, Antwerp and Amsterdam, in the North ;
    E 42 from Lille, Paris and the Euro Tunnel, in the West ;
    E 42 from Namur, Liège and Cologne, in the East.
    BY TRAIN,Arrival at Charleroi Station, right at the heart of the city centre. Train links from all big European cities to Charleroi.

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    From Brussels, there are...

    by rickyvilla81 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    From Brussels, there are generally trains twice or three times an hour, once an hour evenings and weekends, and it takes about fifty minutes.
    Walk. Nice steep hills, but the metro system is pretty unreliable and infrequent. Buses are okay though. The bus station is actually on a postcard!

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  • May 20, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    I travelled with L'elan from Charleroi airport to Valenciennes. We came late in the evening, we booked a bus at 10.40 pm. The driver that came didn't speak english, he asked only if we were going to Valenciennes, we confirmed. We were almost sleeping in the car, after more than 1 hour he stopped in front of the railway station, then turned back and left us just in front of some hotel. It was already after midnight, nobody in the street. When he went away we understood that he left us in the wrong city!!! We entered the hotel and asked for help, we were 40 km away from Valenciennes! The receptionist called the L'elan, and they answered that the driver will come back soon. And we were waiting like 30 min more, then he came and took us finally to Valenciennes. I have no idea what he thought but I was furious, and couldn't even talk to him; Be careful with L'elan buses!!!!

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