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Getting from Charleroi Airport to Brussels

Charleroi (CRL) airport is located around 60 km from Brussels city centre, and you have two different transfer options for this journey, taxi or bus. The cheapest option is to take the Flibco Shuttle bus which costs 17€ one-way and takes 55 minutes in light traffic. Your second option is to take a Charleroi airport taxi which also takes 55 minutes but costs 90€.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Brussels at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €83 55min 24/7 Book
Taxi €90 55min 24/7
Bus €34 55.min 04:30–01:00

How to get from Charleroi airport to Brussels by taxi

One of the most comfortable ways to travel from Charleroi (CRL) airport to the city of Brussels is by a Charleroi airport taxi. Charleroi airport has taxis available 24/7 and the journey takes 55 minutes in light traffic. The total cost of your journey to Brussels will depend on your exact destination in the city, but it will be around 90€.

Taxi fare from Charleroi airport to Brussels

Taxis at Charleroi (CRL) airport don’t have a flat rate fee for the journey to Brussels, instead, they use a taximeter that charges based on distance. The total fee for your taxi journey will depend on your final destination in Brussels, but it will be around 90€.



Trip Duration

55 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Charleroi airport

Where do I get it from?

You can easily spot the taxis lining up outside of the arrivals hall at the ground floor, near the exit doors. Keep in mind that there are no “official taxis” at Charleroi airport, so they have no uniform colour or branding.


Taking a taxi from Charleroi airport to Brussels means that you don’t have to worry about changing transportation of finding your way to your hotel using public transport, which is great news when you’re in a new city.

Editor’s Note

Although a taxi may seem expensive when travelling alone, if you split the cost between 4 people it becomes a reasonably priced transfer option.

Useful Tips

Be sure to carry cash in Euros with you when taking a taxi as they don't yet accept card payments.
As there are no official taxis at Charleroi airport, the only way to guarantee a fee is to book in advance with a private company.

How to get from Charleroi airport to Brussels by bus

Taking the Shuttle bus from Charleroi airport to Brussels is a quick and cheap transfer option perfect for those with light luggage and a small budget. Tickets cost just 17€ one way and the journey takes 55 minutes to Bruxelles-Midi station.

How much is the bus from Charleroi airport to Brussels?

A one-way ticket for the Flibco Shuttle bus from Charleroi (CRL) airport to Brussels changes depending on when you buy it. If you purchase your ticket in the airport or from the driver it will cost you 17€, if you buy it online it will cost 14€ and if you purchase your ticket well in advance online it can cost as little as 5€.



Trip Duration

55 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The Flibco bus is available from 04:30am to 01:00am at Charleroi airport

Where do I get it from?

After baggage claim, follow the signs to the bus terminal just off the ground floor of the arrivals hall. You will find the Flibco Shuttle bus waiting outside Exit 4.


The Flibco Shuttle bus takes you directly from Charleroi airport to the Bruxelles-Midi station in no more than 55 minutes, however, from there you will need to take a bus, metro or taxi to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

We suggest arriving at the bus stop 15 minutes prior to the departure of the Shuttle bus as there is usually a queue and the buses fill quickly.

Useful Tips

To save money, you can purchase your tickets online in advance. The further in advance you purchase them the cheaper the tickets become.
If you ran out of charge on the plane, there are ample USB charging sockets on the bus.
Tickets purchased for one day are valid up to 04:00 am the next day.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Brussels. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How long does the Brussels city shuttle take?

There is a direct Flibco Shuttle bus that runs from Charleroi airport to the centre of Brussels. The buses leave every 30 minutes and take just 55 minutes to reach Brussels. The cost of a one-way ticket for this journey is 17€.

How busy is Brussels South Charleroi Airport?

Brussels Charleroi airport is located just 60 km south of Brussels and is the 64th busiest airport in Europe. Charleroi (CRL) airport welcomes over 7,698,767 passengers annually and most often serves budget airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.

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