Charleroi – Brussels South Airport handles mostly cut-price airlines like Ryanair and some charter airlines. This small airport is located about an hour south of Brussels near the industrial city of Charleroi. With limited flights you shouldn’t expect the services that you would get at a bigger airport such as Brussels National or even Antwerp, but this airport has surprisingly good transport connections to both Brussels and Charleroi city centres.
TEC bus route 68 operates between the airport and Charleroi Sud train station. The journey takes only 18 minutes and costs €1.90. A faster shuttle bus (route A) also makes the journey to Charleroi Sud station but costs €5. From Charleroi Sud station there are frequent trains to destinations throughout Belgium and Europe.
There is also a direct coach service into Brussels. The 45 minute journey between the airport and central Brussels costs €5–14 with departures every 30 minutes. This airport coach service terminates in central Brussels at the southern entrance to Gare du Midi.