Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

(Aéroport de Charleroi-Bruxelles-Sud)
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  • Igor N.
    "Use Flibco shuttles to get to main locations out of here."(21 Tips)
    Alice S.
    "Ryanair hub, cheap flights to all over Europe - and beyond."(12 Tips)
    paolo m.
    "It's cheaper,more comfortable and more frequent"(3 Tips)
    Ugur A.
    "Meals, wi-fi, even coffee machines, airport transfers..."(3 Tips)
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  • 4sq SUs Belgium
    4sq SUs BelgiumDecember 15, 2016
    Air travel intelligence company OAG named CRL as Europe's second most punctual airport in 2015. CRL was Ryanair's first continental base and welcomes around 7 million passengers a year.
    Upvoted Dec 28, 2016
  • Mikolaj H.
    Mikolaj HandzlikNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need to take the shuttle bus to or from the city, and can book your tickets way in advance (more than a month) than possibly you will get them for 5 euros one way. Just check the website!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Timothy V.
    Timothy VranckenAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Flight in the early morning ? Take Van Der Valk hotel ! Cheap and you can leave your car there for free when on holidays! So no parkingfees at the airport. Hotel has free shuttle to the airport!
  • Andrei H.
    Andrei HorakJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can store your luggage in the lockers near the parking elevators. But keep in mind that although you rent the locker for 24 hours, once you open it, you must pay the fee again to close it :)
  • Hubert W.
    Hubert WysockiJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    After passing security control, prices are quite interesting: 3,5€ for a 0,5l bottle of Coke (restaurant) and 5€ for 6-pack of Jupiler beer in 0,33l cans (Duty Free shop). What will you choose? :D
  • Dionysis Z.
    Dionysis ZindrosJanuary 30, 2014
    There's only one power plug to charge your phone in the whole airport and it's underneath the coffee vending machine next to the coca cola vending machine near check-in desk 25
  • Gay M.
    Gay MurallonSeptember 10, 2014
    45-1hr travel from Brussels via shuttle. Buy souvenirs and belgian delicacies in Carrefour in Brussels. Goods at the Sky Shop are not tax free (unless stated) and are more expensive.
  • paolo m.
    paolo màrgariAugust 1, 2016
    An advice: to go to Bruxelles don't take the shuttle bus to Gare du Midi, but take the local bus to Charleroi station, then take the train to Bruxelles. It's cheaper,more comfortable and more frequent
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jack
    JackNovember 15, 2011
    You can share a cab to Brussels South Station. It's about 100€. If you are 7 or 8 you'll pay 12€ each. No have to wait, cheaper and faster than the shuttle !
  • Pelin D.
    Pelin DuraMarch 19, 2015
    the place after the gates are bigger than the entrance. there re people who re sleeping at night in the entrance area but I wouldnt recommend it go to ibis hotel
  • Pierre V.
    Pierre VanlieflandAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can go from and to the airport by sharing a cab with other travellers. Definetely more comfortable and for 3 or 4 euros more than the shuttle
  • Gosia P.
    Gosia PacułaDecember 17, 2016
    Small but quite cosy airport. Big dining area near the gates. Sometimes huge lines for a shuttle bus to the city but the transport well organised.
  • Tamás B.
    Tamás BánkiApril 12, 2014
    The departure area bar closes at 10PM, if your flight delayed or departs later, come here for the last coffee, Cecemil or beer earlier!
  • Federica D.
    Federica De LeidiFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Instead of the bus take a shared taxi (they leave when they reach 8 people).. The price is exacly the same (13 euro) and your trip to the center is much more comfortable..
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderMarch 6, 2015
    A small convenience store - named AD Delhaize - is located next to arrivals (land side) and is the cheapest place to buy a drink / snack.
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyDecember 7, 2016
    Paul bakery outside is the best option for quick meal. The airport itself has an extra access tent which is another level of security.
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HermineMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need to get to the nearest railstation, Charleroi SUD, take the bus A. To get the schedule, download the free iPhone/Android App "ProchainBus" and look for the bus "A Charleroi SUD" Read more
  • Walter W.
    Walter WartenweilerJune 17, 2013
    This airport was built in 2005 and looks like a communist era build. Processes would deserve an optimization - typically no separate luggage drop - lucky that the wizzair prices are good.
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderMarch 6, 2015
    Book your shuttle bus to various cities in Belgium (Brussels, Ghent, Bruges...), France and Luxembourg in advance online and pay as little as €5.
  • P V.
    P VDAugust 7, 2011
    The bus shuttle is a service run by morons! Arrived before 12 and the first bus arrived at 15 to 2.. Di-sa-ster! Quite painful when arriving back from wonderfully organised Stockholm.
  • Paulilla S.
    You can play the piano for free. Just make sure you know how to play it. Great initiative.
  • Alexandros P.
    Alexandros PlexidasJuly 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Getting better than before. More options to drink/eat, faster controls, bar code scanners to enter the flight area and more access options (or better parking rates).
  • Chinedu M.
    Chinedu MadichieFebruary 10, 2015
    Easy access to drop off and pick up. Provided you don't spend more than 15 mins your 1€ is good.
  • Bence P.
    Bence PostaMay 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Airport smal but very confortable! Duty Free Hugo Boss some restaurants.. Great
  • Visit Tuscany
    Visit TuscanyFebruary 1, 2011
    Did you know that there's a direct flight from Charleroi to Pisa in Tuscany?How about a vacation surrounded by the peaceful Tuscan hills and a glass of Chianti in your hand?
  • Thomas V.
    Thomas VandermeirenAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go ahead, and go for a sandwich our snack at Paul's Boulangerie. It's not that cheap, but it's the just about the best food you'll find here.
  • Gabriela T.
    Gabriela Torrens AnsellFebruary 17, 2015
    It's a small and handy airport. If you are in a hurry you can pay 4€ for going through the security priority lane. Not much to do inside. There are buses connecting the airport with the main cities.
  • Gilles B.
    Gilles BatailleAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ignore all these silly comments. Charleroi is far more effective than Zaventem. I think all these people never experienced the 1/2 walk from the arrival gates + long wait for luggage at Zaventem.
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CoimbraNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay attention that from time to time they check the weight of your hand luggage. if more than 10kg, you must pay 40 €.
  • Luca P.
    Luca PalmieriAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Little but well connected airport. For the bus that lead to the train station, turn left just outside the airport and look for the LineA buses.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MacAugust 6, 2014
    If you are checked in online and have the PDF on your phone. Ryanair will print your boarding pass for free at their desk
  • Leo D.
    Leo De W8erNovember 13, 2014
    It's an airport, with airplanes. It's not in Brussels, it's not even close to Brussels, but you can get there by bus, or by train in about an hour. It's cheap to get here or away from here.
  • Stefan V.
    Stefan VdsNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy your drinks from the vending machines by the gates. They are the cheapest. cheaper than in the food shop.
  • Jiri K.
    Jiri KramJune 9, 2016
    If you take a train from Brussels Central, it could be delayed. Airport is definitely not close to Brussels it's almost in France. And thanks new rules going through security is a long journey.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MichieAugust 15, 2011
    Salon de the Paul in the main check in hall has the best food and prices are reasonably. Stop by before heading to your gate.
  • Clementina G.
    Clementina GentileOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy the city shuttle tickets online. They got really expensive on the bus. Or get one of the taxi services for the same price.
  • René B.
    René BrandersDecember 14, 2016
    Good ranking for the price and the security is serious . A pity to have a lack of seats especially on the morning flights
  • Camille G.
    Camille GoretFebruary 9, 2014
    For people going to Brussels, colective cabs are cheaper, quicker and more flexibles than the shuttle.
  • Igor N.
    Igor NakonechnyiDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Use Flibco shuttles to get to main locations out of here. But the ticket online! Not much space to spent some time in the airport.
  • Stefan V.
    Stefan VdsDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    get here early if you have baggage to check in because those cues are very long. take the direct bus A from the charleroi-sud train station going 2 times per hour.
  • luisella
    luisellaOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I hate the majority of people, but finally when comparing prices I end up flying with them. Thinking about the word to describe the a contemporary variation of masochism!
  • Gustavo
    GustavoAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    free toilets but no free wifi. Low-cost flights counterbalance the distance (bus ticket) from the city center. Train station planned but tickets will still be 10+ EUR
  • Jurgen v.
    Jurgen van MuylderJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can buy very nice Croissants at Paul at gate 7, better than the ones in the main restaurant
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MichieAugust 15, 2011
    If commuting from Brussels City or Zaventem, take the City Shuttle back to Brussels City. €12 per person vs. €200 taxi from Zaventem.
  • Ssstofff
    SsstofffSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Push a bit harder and be proud to ring the bell, instead of undergoing an ashaming forced walk through commercial planet.
  • Amaury V.
    Amaury Van KenhoveSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Actually you're not in Brussels, but Charleroi. Getting to Brussel will take you another hour and a half ánd cost you around 20 euros... Just saying.
  • Rick W.
    Rick WapenskyJuly 3, 2012
    Beware of the bus company Autocars l'Elan that goes from Brussels to the Charleroi airport. I bought online tickets, the bus didn't come and they will not pay me back despite emails and phone calls,
  • Andrei H.
    Andrei HorakJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can find power outlets near the seats opposite to the information desk.
  • Mikolaj H.
    Mikolaj HandzlikFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sodas 1 euro cheaper in vending machines than the cafeteria across the duty free shop.
  • TheRoadTo
    TheRoadToAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I hardly ever saw any of the staff smile here. Looks everyone is unhappy, and working here against their free will. #ServiceOrientation?
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