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Trip to Brussels

liverpool
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Trip to Brussels

Hi

We are planning a trip to Brussels end of June/ July. Whilst searching for cheap fares, it appears that there are good deals from Manchester (UK) to Brussels South Charleroi Airport as compared to Brussels National Airport. The price difference us significant.

Could someone please advice me about the travel and the costs involved from south Charleroi to Brussels city centre? Is it worth paying the extra to national airport?

Regards,

Nishmist

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1. Re: Trip to Brussels

< Could someone please advice me about the travel and the costs involved from south Charleroi to Brussels city centre? >

You can travel by bus or train.

charleroi-airport.com/en/…index.html

charleroi-airport.com/en/…index.html

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CRL (Charleroi Airport) to Brussels is actually faster and cheaper using the shuttle bus (€13 single, €22 return so €11 each way: takes 45-60 mins) rather than local bus+ train combo (€14.20: 20 mins for the bus from CRL to Charleroi Sud station, 50+ mins for train to Bxl, plus transfer time). Timetable is here: www.voyages-lelan.be/xml/page.html… Airport_Brussels

However, the shuttle bus delivers you to Bruxelles-Midi from which you would have to take another means of transport (metro, tram, bus or train) to wherever you would be staying, at a cost of €2 for individual ticket. Whereas trains from Charleroi Sud stop at Bruxelles-Midi, -Central and -Nord (final destination Antwerp) which is convenient if staying near Gare centrale.

From BRU (Brussels Airport) on the other hand, the train into the city takes 20 mins and costs €7.80; stopping at Nord, Central and Midi.

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Thank you guys for the information.

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