Brussels Charleroi airport (CRL)

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Brussels Charleroi airport (CRL)

Brussels South Airport, also known as Charleroi Airport and opened in 1919, is the second largest in the country. It operates with numerous flights inside Europe, Northern Africa, Israel and China.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminals 1 and 2, open 24 hours a day and situated next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 7.7 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +32 9020 2490. Information desks next to the main entrance of Terminal 1 and in the check-in hall of Terminal 2, available from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm.


The airport is located 2 km (1.2 miles) north from Charleroi city centre and 46 km (29 miles) to the south of Brussels.

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What services does Brussels Charleroi airport (CRL) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (5:00 am to 9:00 pm), internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access. The Lounge is found in the Departures area of Terminal 1 and across from gate 26 of Terminal 2; they open from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm and provide drinks, snacks, computers, Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines, TV, air conditioning (accessible with Priority Pass, Lounge Club or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - €15.00).

Food and Drinks- Bars and fast food outlets before and after the security checkpoint of Terminal 1. Coffee shop in the boarding area of Terminal 2.
Shopping- Duty-free goods in the Departures Halls, confectioneries, newspapers, souvenirs, electronics, books, tobacco, accessories.
Baggage- Lockers outside the terminal, next to the taxi stands. Lost and found office outside the luggage recollection area, available from 5:30 am to 0:00 am (online form).
Other Services- Children's playground, travel agency, gas station.


Car rental agencies

Counters are found outside the baggage reclaim area.

Avis/Budget (Tel +32 7132 3535 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +32 7189 0400 - 8:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +32 7137 7898 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +32 7134 6640 / 7022 5800 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)


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Parking services at Brussels Charleroi airport (CRL)

There are several areas for short- and long-term parking. More information: Tel +32 7125 1853. Fees

PE - For passenger pick-up or drop-off.
Lock Park - Multi-storey car park with direct access to the terminals.
P1, P2 - Outdoor, 5-10 minutes away from the main building.
P3 - Remote area with complimentary shuttle service.
P4 - 20 min. away from the terminals.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline or travel agency about their needs in advance.

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Latest updates: May 09, 2019