Information & Facts
Taxis are always available outside the passenger
terminal and may offer a fixed price to certain destinations. The
pick-up charge is EUR2.40 during the day and EUR4.20 at night.
After this, it is between EUR1.20 and EUR2.40 per kilometre. The
city is about a half hour drive from the airport.
There are four parking options at Charleroi Airport: Express,
Locked, Long-term, and Regular. Express parking is located closest
to the terminal, and charges EUR2 for 30 minutes, EUR4 for an hour,
and EUR8 for two hours. The Regular lot offers half an hour for
free, and then EUR3 per hour up to a daily limit of EUR18.
Long-term rates are EUR3 for the first hour, and EUR2.50 per hour
after that to a daily maximum of EUR15.
Rental companies include Avis, Europcar and
There is access to Brussels from Charleroi Brussels
South airport by car, train or shuttle coach. The highway network
connects the airport to northern France and the
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There is a tourist help desk in the arrivals
terminal. Other facilities include shops, bars and restaurants,
first aid and baby/parent rooms, travel agent and Internet stands,
a VIP lounge and a well equipped business centre. There is a bank,
a bureaux de change and several ATMs. Facilities for the disabled
are also good.
The Flemish, in the north, speak Dutch (60% of the
population); the Walloons in the south speak French (40%). Brussels
is bilingual, the majority of citizens speaking French. In the east
there is a small German-speaking community. English is also
Euro (EUR) divided into 100 cents. Most credit cards are
accepted (Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Eurcard) as are
travellers cheques (though it is best to carry them in Euros, US
dollars or Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges when
exchanging). ATMs are available in all major cities. Banks are open
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, and are closed on Saturdays, Sundays
and holidays. Some banks close for an hour during lunch. There are
however some foreign exchange offices that trade on Sundays.
Local time in Belgium is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday
in March to the last Sunday in October).