Brussels Charleroi airport (CRL)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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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, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

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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: 2.6 million passengers went through it in 2020.
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 (6:00 am to 10:00 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 10:00 pm and provide drinks, snacks, computers, Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines, TV, air conditioning (accessible through online booking or by paying at the door - €28.00).

Food and Drinks- Bars, fast food outlets and restaurants inside both terminals.
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 on levels 0 and 1 of car park P1.

Avis/Budget (Tel +32 7135 1998 - Tuesday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday, Monday and Friday from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +32 7189 0400 - weekdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +32 7137 7898 - 8:00 am to 11:30 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

Lock Park - Multi-storey car park with direct access to the terminals. Only with previous reservation.
P1, P2 - Outdoor, 5-10 minutes away from the main building. Free spaces for motorcycles and bicycles on level 0 of P2.
P3, P4 - Remote areas 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 at least 48 hours in advance.

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Latest updates: January 10, 2022