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    From Charleroi airport by train/bus combination

    by lotharscheer Updated Jul 11, 2016

    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 a journey in a TEC bus (from the airport to Charleroi-Sud station) and a train journey (from Charleroi-Sud to any station in Belgium).
    You can reach Brussels South Charleroi Airport easily from any station in Belgium.Ask for the "code 814 - O/W fare or code 815 return fare" at your local train station.
    Bus A goes from the airport to Charleroi train station (€ 5, about 20 minutes):
    http://sefora.b-rail.be/sefora/Sefora/berekenen.do?action=accessTicket&langue=3

    Website: http://www.charleroi-airport.com/en/passengers/acces-and-parking/by-rail-bus/index.html

    Brussels Brussels Brussels Brussels Charleroi train station
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    Brussels Airport Departure Hall

    by shavy Updated Jan 20, 2016

    Brussels Airport in Zaventem is one of the busiest airport and is the most important and largest airport in Belgium. Most flights depart and arrived here either short or long haul

    There is only two terminal A and B as a result there are huge of gates, you need a reasonable walk if you depart here. You can walk through a roller conveyors

    Terminal (B) is mostly use for long haul flights, while terminal (A) is for short distance flights.

    The gate 61 upto 72 at terminal (A) has a dual function, this gates are used for non-Schengen flights to Africa and the USA

    Terminal (A) is equipped with scanners for your boarding pass and this will therefore be easy.

    Destinations outside Europe terminal (B) have to go through the passport control, unfortunately no automatic scanner for biometric passports

    When you enter to departure hall, first thing you see is the huge screen for all destination and check-in counters.

    Check your flight number of destination and you will see which counters you must be, counters are by numbered

    After checked in, you get your boarding pass and it also state which terminal you must be. There are only (A and B) terminal, so follow the sign

    Terminal (B) after passing through boarding pass, passport control, you'll come directly to a duty free shops. After duty free shops, you can directly go to security control.

    Once you get through there, you're on your way to departure gates. Brussels airport is very nice plenty of shops, bars and restaurants inside

    Walking to the gates at terminal (A) will approximately 5-10 min depend which gate you have. Is a long hall way with gates upto 72.

    Departure Hall Airport lounge area at terminal A Going to the gates The long hall way

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    Cheaper shuttle from/to the Charleroi AIrport

    by Tiss Written Jan 11, 2016

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    Going to or from Brussels to the Charleroi Airport is super easy... you take the shuttle you're subconsciently forced to take. Everyone and everything point you to the official Brussel city shuttle. When landing for the first time, and going out of the airport you can see only that... the big blue buses. It will cost you 17 euros, one way, if you did not book on internet ( 14 on the website).

    Dam it ! almost more expansive than your ryanair flight.

    So, the less easy but cheapest way : the Euro coach shuttle. ( http://www.voyages-lelan.be/index.htm)

    - 10 euros one way ( bought straightly from the driver)
    - 16 euros both ways if booked on the website ( 48H in advance)

    But now the euro shuttle service is about to close because not enough customers... even if it's cheaper. I don't understand you people really.

    So i think it's a matter of communication and that we are forced into the official shuttle.

    My tip : although they're saying on the website they will stop the shuttle from 1sr january 2016, i took one two days ago, and the drive told me nothing was definite.

    So arriving at the airport, you can check it out ( you go left when you're out following the "charleroi trainstation shuttle/bus" sign, and when you reach the autobuses parking look for a white bus tagged "euro coach shuttle, ryanair". You can buy your ticket from the driver.

    When in Brussels-midi ( south station), when you find the Brussel city shuttle... just walk 1 minute further on the same avenue, it should be here.

    I'm so dissapointed if they stop it cause i'm going often in Belgium and i don't want to loose money over superexpansive transportation monopole.

    Website: http://www.voyages-lelan.be/index.htm

    Travel time of the shuttle ( Brussels/charleroi)
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    Charleroi Airport.

    by Askla Updated Jun 23, 2015

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    A shuttle bus runs on a regular schedule between Gare du Midi/ South Station and the airport. Cost oneway is 13 Euro.
    Website www.voyages-lelan.be. From the airport there are buses to different places in Belgium, not only to Brussels.

    Phone: +32 (0)71 251 211

    Website: http://www.charleroi-airport.com/en/brussels-south-charleroi-airport/index.html

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    Arriving Brussels At BRU

    by johngayton Updated Jan 25, 2015

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    Normally I arrive Brussels by train but on this occassion I was coming in from Berlin and being pushed for time flew into Brussels International with EasyJet from Berlin's Schoenfeld (a lovely airport BTW).

    Before I go any further you should note that Brussels International (BRU) is a different airport from Brussels Charleroi (CRL).

    My first impression of BRU was that it was huge - after the simplicity of departing Schoenfeld the walk from the EasyJet gate seemed to go on forever - not that it was unpleasant, there were plenty of moving walkways and bars and shops etc had I been inclined to allow myself such digresions, just long.

    Eventually I escaped, had a quick cigarette, and found the train station to get into the city - this was much better. The train station is located in the underground level, is well-signposted and trains run into the city roughly every 15 minutes during the day with a journey time of between 11 mins (Gare du Nord) and 20 mins (into Midi) - it also stops at Central. As I wanted a "Jump carnet" for the Metro and trams I bought my ticket from the manned ticket office (the single fare into the city was 5.30 euros at the time of writing (Jan 2012)) and the journey was totally effortless - in fact it took me longer to escape the airport than the train took to get to Gare du Nord.

    Not an airport I'd add to my favourites list but it certainly is easy to get to and from and if you want to check the connection times on the Belgian Railways website (other contact) use "Bruxelles Nat Aeroport" as your start/finish station.

    Website: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/

    Smoking Area At Exit! Airport Train At Gare du Nord
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    Brussels airlines

    by lina112 Updated Jul 25, 2012

    With flights to about 49 European destinations as well as to 21 African destinations, the airline offers an excellent network to travel to, from and via Brussels. There are daily flights from Malaga to increase the frequency during summer time.

    Con vuelos a unos 49 destinos europeos además de a 21 destinos africanos, la aerolínea ofrece una red excelente para viajar hacia, desde y vía Bruselas. Desde Málaga hay vuelos diarios aumentando la frecuencia durante el verano.

    Website: http://www.brusselsairlines.com

    waiting for embarking.. Brussels terminal...
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    Leave plenty of time to LEAVE the Country!

    by steedappeal Written Nov 14, 2011

    I arrived 2 hours and 45 minutes before my flight back to NYC. The two enormous lines that converged on the 2 Border officials took over 45 minutes to process. I arrived with barely 35 minutes before boarding began. Once processed, Security was very swift. However, if I had gone shopping in the general Airport area I might have missed my flight! As an aside: the shops after Security are AWEFUL. Arrive VERY early and shop!

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    Flying in via Amesterdam

    by scottishvisitor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We flew to Brussels from Aberdeen with KLM via Amsterdam. Schipol airport is one of the largest airports in Europe totally crowded with passengers. Trying to check in involves long queues and needs adequate time to change flights. We had three hours from landing in Amsterdam and needed every second. The good news for us anyway is Aberdeen now has direct daily flights to Brussels - so more Europe for me in the future

    We see Brussels Schipol be prepared to run Sky above Amsterdam
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  • Getting to Brussels Zaventem from London Heathrow

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    SN Brussels Airlines & British Airways code-shared this sector, operated by British Airways. The journey takes about 45 minutes. The moment you reach cruise altitude, it's time to descend.

    Trawl the SN Brussels Airlines website - you can grab an early bird ticket of only 18GBP 1 way. That's a steal! (see website link below)

    I believed the budget airlines all land at Brussels-Charleroi, an airport about 55km from Brussels itself.

    TO GET FROM SINGAPORE TO BRUSSELS
    There are no direct flights. You may choose to transit via Paris, London Heathrow or Amsterdam.

    SNBrusselAirlines&BritishAirways
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    Come fly with me

    by Boniek Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We flew with Ryanair from Dublin to Charleroi. It cost us 65 yoyos each, one way. You can get a much cheaper flight but it depends on the day and if they're having a deal or not. But on the hole - like Preparation H - Ryanair are not bad.

    Brussels is well served by two airports but choose carefully as one is miles away. May as well be in Sydney!!! However I've never used the other one so I've no idea about it.

    Aer Lingus fly into Brussels main airport and their prices are not bad at all.

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  • Zaventem is low-cost too

    by david_bxl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You don't need to go down to Charleroi (Ryanair) to get a resonable fare. Although I do use Charleroi from time to time, I still prefer using real airports to avoid landing in mere airfields in the middle of nowhere. Besides, if you are late, a taxi to Ryanair's airports will cost you 3 or 4 times more than a taxi to the main airport ... Virgin Express connects Brussels Zaventem with most of Europe at excellent prices and the service is fine, no meals or newspapers but at least you get numbered seats and avoid stampedes to get the best seats.

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    A Brussels Airport Supermarket

    by melosh Written Apr 4, 2009

    In a world where airports are full of ripoffs (see phone warning tip for Brussels) or at least very high prices, I was surprised to see that there was what was called a "Supermarket" on the arrival level of the Brussels airport with reasonable prices. It is on level and down a corridor about 50 yards from the main area. This may explain why the small typical airport convenience store on the same level had prices that would be considered reasonable compared to those found in other airports. Still, the prices were better at the "supermarket".

    The "Supermarket" is not large, but it seems to have a selection of just about everything you would expect to find. It opens at 7 AM with fresh bread available.

    Departure area Brussels Airport
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    Brussels Zaventem

    by csordila Updated Mar 13, 2009

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    Brussels Airport being located 14 km north-northeast of the center of Brussels, is convenient and most of the time easy to travel through, mainly served flights between EU and other European countries.
    "A" for Schengen zone countries (i.e. no passport controls) and "B" for non-Schengen (including the UK and Ireland). The departure hall is more pleasant than the arrival hall, which is sometimes chaotic. Passengers travelling through area "B" have a far shorter walk to/from the 'planes. Flights occasionally arrive at area "A" from non-Schengen.

    Bright and airy the Shengen terminal is much better than the older one and also offers more opportunities for shopping. Especially the second floor, where you have a smoking area, which gives you a great view over the leaving aircraft. The cafes are good and not too expensive when compared with places like Heathrow.

    The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Up to 4 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations. Tickets are cheap and are sold at the kiosk in the baggage claim area. The train service should be improved.

    Phone: +32 2 753 77 53

    Website: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/

    Shengen terminal Brussels Zaventem
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    Buying a budget plane ticket in Brussels

    by budapest8 Updated Jan 11, 2009


    When buying a budget plane ticket in Brussels...
    WARNING
    YOU CAN`T BUY FOR CASH A BUDGET AIRLINE TICKET
    FROM ANY TRAVEL AGENTS AS I KNOW!
    ONLY ONLINE WITH A CREDIT CARD............

    BUT

    Wizzair has a cash desk at Charleroi where you can use cash
    and credit cards.

    Ryanair don`t accept CASH ...

    So if you don`t have a credit card and want to buy a cheap ticket..
    first browse www.wizzair.com for availability then travel out
    to Charleroi to purchase a ticket.
    DON`t LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE!

    From Belgium only: 090 341 405 (calls charged at EUR 1.12 per minute.
    Calls from mobile networks may be charged at a higher rate)

    Phone: 090 341 405 BELGIUM ONLY

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    Charleroi Airport ..Taxis to Brussels or station

    by budapest8 Written Jan 11, 2009


    Taxi
    Taxis are available all the time outside the terminal.
    Tariffs of the three taxis companies are: € 12,50 to go
    from the airport to the Charleroi centre and € 90 to go from
    the airport to Brussels. Tariffs are the same if you depart from
    Charleroi centre or Brussels to the airport.
    You can find more information and tariffs below.
    Or shop around outside and maybe if you are several you
    can get a deal. I couldn`t get on the shuttle going to the airport
    and there a taxi driver approached us to drive us for the same price
    as the shuttle bus. So he got 65 euro for the trip.

    Website: http://users.skynet.be/sympa-tax/page_ang.htm

    Charleroi Airport taxis
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