Charleroi airport: Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Charleroi Airport

Charleroi Airport (Brussels South) is also called Gosselies Airport. It's situated north of Charleroi in the municipality of Gosselies, hence the name. The airport handles approximately 4 million passengers yearly. In recent years the airport has grown rapidly with the arrival of price fighters. The number of destinations has increased immensely.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CRL
ICAO airport code: EBCI


Local transport


There is no direct train going to the airport. There is a shuttle bus service from the airport to Brussels's most important train station (Brussels South) leaving every 30 minutes. For more information please visit the Belgian Railways website (tel. +32(0)2528 2828).

Car and bus

The airport lies approximately 46 kilometers from downtown Brussels. It is located near the motorways A54 and E42 (exit 24). The road signs indicate the airport as Aerogard- Airport Brussels- South.

There is a regular bus service between Brussels and Charleroi. Bus service A goes from the airport to Charleroi South. A one way trip costs EUR 2.50. Only at the airport it is possible to buy a 'billet bulk'. This is a ticket for both the bus to Charleroi South and the train to any station in Belgium.

Twice per hour there is a shuttle bus service from the airport to Brussels' most important train station (Brussels South). It will take you to Brussels in one hour. A one way trip by shuttle bus costs EUR 13.00, a return trip EUR 22.00. The bus stop is located at the intersection of 'Frankrijkstraat' and 'Onderwijsstraat'. Tickets are for sale inside the terminal, but are also available online.

Car rental Charleroi Airport

Europcar has a branch at Charleroi Airport. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares several car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available in front of the terminal. You can book a taxi with several companies such as Sympatax (tel. +32(0)71 303 033) and Rapidtaxi (tel. +32(0)71 315 555).

Parking at the airport

The parking is operated by Q-Park (tel. +32(0)2 711 1768), you can choose from short and long term parking. Express parking (very short term parking) and Airport parking for short term parking. There are several options for long term parking: Airport parking, Low Cost parking and LockPark parking.




There is no hotel at the airport. Hotel Charleroi Airport (tel. +32(071 125 0050) is located at 5 kilometers. For more hotels and on line reservations please visit This website offers a wide range of hotels, at competitive (internet) rates.

Shopping and dining

At the terminal there are shops, restaurants and (snack) bars.


There are baggage lockers available outside the terminal, near the taxis. For lost and found items, you can fill out a contact form.


The terminal has an information desk, which provides information about the airport and timetables.


There is paid wireless internet available at the airport.

Access for disabled people

There are reserved parking spaces for disabled people. In addition to that, the airport has adapted toilets. Travelers, needing extra assistance can notify staff with a contact form or call (tel. +32(0)71 251 249).

Other services

At the terminal there is an ATM and a flower vending machine. In addition to that, there are massage chairs for relaxing. There are organized tours for groups (EUR 15.00 pp) at the airport. For more information email or contact the airport's general number.




Charleroi International Airport
Rue d'Heppignies
6043 Ransart

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +32(0)71 251 211
Fax: +32(0)71 251 1202
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CRL
ICAO airport code: EBCI