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Brussels airport transfer information

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Brussels airport transfer and useful information from the capital of Belgium. Two airports serve the Belgian capital: one is called Brussels (BRU) and the other is Brussels Charleroi (CRL).

From both airports you can fly in different countries of Europe but also in the Middle East, North America, Africa and some asian destinations. Depending on where you need to get or which connection you want to take further, you have below useful information about the 2 airports.

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Transfer from Brussels Charleroi Airport

Brussels Charleroi or Brussels South Airport (IATA CRL code) is located in Gosselies, 46 km south of the Belgian capital. This is where the majority of low cost airlines land and transit 8 million passengers annually, making it the second busiest airport in Belgium.

From Romania, 2 companies from the following cities fly to Charleroi airport:

Wizz Air from Bucharest, Cluj, Craiova, Iasi, Suceava and Timisoara.

Ryanair from Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi.


Flibco is the easiest way to get to Brussels from Brussels Midi Station. A ticket costs 17.90 euro one way and you can book it online here or with a click on the banner below. Buses run every 20-30 minutes. The transfer time is 55 minutes.

Other direct transfers from the airport by Flibco buses

You can make reservations online by clicking on the banner below.

>> to Bruges, from 19.90 euros. Transfer time 2 hours and 10 minutes.
>> to Ghent, from 17.90 euros. Transfer time one hour and 35 minutes.
>> to Lille, at prices starting from 18.20 euros. Transfer time one hour and 45 minutes.
>> to Mons, at the price of 13.5 euros. Transfer time 45 minutes.

Brussels airport transfer by train or bus

Charleroi Airport does not have a railway station, the nearest one being Charleroi South located 20 minutes by bus. You can get by train from any Belgian station to Charleroi South station. You get off the train and take the TEC bus that will take you to Charleroi airport in about 20 minutes. The combi ticket includes the price of the train and the TEC bus ticket.

For example, a combi train+bus ticket from Brussels station to Charleroi airport will cost 15.90 euros. You can book your tickets here.

Brussels airport transfer by taxi

A taxi from the airport in Brussels centre, booked online in advance, will be 85 euros for 4 persons and a car with 8 seats will be 95 euros.

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Transfer from Brussels Airport Zavantem

Brussels or Zavantem Airport (IATA code BRU) is an international airport located 12 km northeast of the Belgian capital.

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You can travel to Brussels by train, bus and taxi.

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Transfer by train

The train station is located on level -1 of the terminal, a short distance from the Arrivals hall on the 2nd floor or the Departures hall on the 3rd floor. From here you have connections to all Belgian cities. Below is a list of travel times from the airport to:

Brussels: 17 minutes
Bruges: 90 minutes
Charleroi: 83 minutes
Antwerp: 32 minutes
Ghent: 54 minutes
Liege: 60 minutes
Leuven: 15 minutes
Mechelen: 11 minutes
Namur: 72 minutes
Ottignies: 42 minutes

A trip from the airport to Brussels Central station costs 9 euros.

To see the timetable and buy train tickets go to

The airport station has good international connections, 12 trains a day can take you to Amsterdam or 4 trains a day to The Hague.

From the airport, travel times are as follows:

Breda: 67 minutes
Rotterdam: 99 minutes
The Hague: 129 minutes
Amsterdam: 147 minutes


To move even faster it is recommended to transfer to Brussels Midi station and take the Thalys trains to Paris or Cologne and Eurostar to Lille or London. For example, the journey by Thalys or Eurostar train from Brussels Midi to Amsterdam is only 110 minutes. To see the timetable and to buy train tickets enter the website

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Transfer by bus

The bus station is located on the ground floor, level zero as you come from Arrivals simply descend the stairs or lift.

The company De Lijn operates to the following destinations:


  • Brussels-Nord (station): lines 272 and 471
  • NATO: lines 272, 471 and 620
  • Metro Roodebeek station: lines 359 and 659
  • Brussels Expo: line 820


  • Mechelen: 681, 682, 683, 686
  • Leuven: 616, 651, 652
  • Vilvoorde: 282, 621, 683, 820, 821
  • Merchtem: 821
  • Jette: 820
  • Diegem: 272, 282, 620, 621
  • Haacht: 660
  • Groenendaal: 830

Tickets, prices and up-to-date information, directly on the airport website >> click here.

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