CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Mon 24 Mar 2008 - 16:32

Charleroi (Brussels South) CRL / EBCI .



Airport website :
http://www.charleroi-airport.com/doc.php?nd=o29&tid=29&lg=2&docid=1&site=1

The airport lies south of the small town of Gosselies, north of Charleroi - and some 65 km south of Brussels center.

One can reach it
- by car
In my opinion, until a new access is built from the highway, the easier way is to go as usual to the old terminal and then go on around the eastern end of the runway to the new terminal.
- by coach from Brussels
Brussels : the coach stop is rue de France, on the side of the "Bruxelles Midi" (Brussel Zuid) railway Station (rather far down the right side when looking at the front of the station).
There is a coach departing from Brussels at about one hour interval from 04.30 to 20.30 - and from CRL the same between 08.30 and 23.30.
Fare is at the moment (July 2013), one way :
- on the net : from 5 to 14 euros (maximum)
- 17 euros by the driver or at the vending machines






- by train
to Charleroi Sud + bus TEC


The terminal is open 24/24.
Landside, it houses, from "Arrival" to "Departure":
- the arrival door
- a pastry shop
- customs
- lost and found
- a bank automat
- a Jetair travel center
- a newspaper- and bookseller, with a good choice of aviation magazines - at the back, left.
- the airport information desk
- an Irish pub
- near door 2 : a balance to check your baggage weight
- the check-in and drop desks
- the door to the security check
- the "Airport ticket desk"
Airside, past the security check :
- a skyshop with all the customary goods on sale in such shops : perfumes, alcohols, fashion, watches, sunglasses, and so on - also a few books and magazines
- where to eat and drink something
- a newspaper stand
- and, of course, the boarding gates. (To the left, the passport control giving access to the gates for the non-Schengen destinations).
- with a goodview of the apron, all along
The apron is two floors down, by stairs or lift;
- gates 1 to 11 are at groung level
When arriving, the baggage claim area and the exit are two floors up.

Runway :
07/25
2550m x 45m (an extension of 650m, to 3200m, is planned)
ILS cat III, radar, VOR/DME
http://airport.wallonie.be/CharleroiAero.html

The (new) terminal :




The check-in desks :





You can check the weight of your luggage here :




And if overweight, you'll be requested by the drop-desk to pay the fee here !





The arrival hall :





The skyshop :










A few departure gates :






To the non-Schengen destinations :










From further on the right on the terminal, on can have a good view of aircraft coming in after landing :




... of aircraft going to the runway (behind, a light is landing on 07)




... and of the aircraft parking, in front of the terminal :




The terminal, as seen from a departing flight :


And from an arriving flight :



Runway 25 :



The beacon, near the 07 end of the runway :



View of the river Sambre, on the right after T-O from 25 :



Last edited by atoutprix on Sat 1 Feb 2014 - 16:10; edited 21 times in total (Reason for editing : Updating)
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by amnesia on Sat 16 May 2009 - 7:40

OK, I'll visit CRL for the first time in 08 june. Has anyone got any tips about good places to sleep at the terminal building? We'll arrive at 2245 and leave at 0900 so sleeping at the middle of departure hall would not be good idea for us as we'd like to get some rest during this time Wink
Also is there any good place to watch departing aircrafts during morning takeoffs? I saw some hills at the pictures above - is it far from the terminal building?
Two days later we have about 10 hours of stay at CRL. I'm thinking about Charleroi itself, or some area nearby? Could anyone recomend something for me? I mean some nice place to see, drink coffe, maybe eat some snack. I'm not thinking about something which get us tired as I'm traveling with my mother and this will be third day of our trip Wink
avatar
amnesia
FR Lover
FR Lover

Number of posts : 441
Location : wroclaw, poland
Registration date : 2009-01-11

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Wed 26 Aug 2009 - 11:58

Hi all, I will be paying a flying visit to Charleroi in september, If anyone can help i would like to know the best way to get into the city centre and the shopping area Charleroi'Rue de la Montagne' by bus? its only approx 7km away so not far might even get a taxi but i like using local transport get more of a feel to the place especially on such a short journey.. thought id ask who knows someone here may have done this trip before.

thanks
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by msep003 on Wed 26 Aug 2009 - 21:22

All belgian said that Charlerois is not a great city for tourism . Charlerois has a very bad reputation .
avatar
msep003
FR Fan
FR Fan

Number of posts : 37
Location : Paris
Registration date : 2008-11-11

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Thu 27 Aug 2009 - 0:47

From the airport, there is a shuttle bus to the Charleroi Sud station. It's run by the "TEC", which run also the local buses, trams and metro. From the railway station, you just walk just across the river Sambre to reach the city center.
Charleroi is not what you would call a touristic "must", but it has its own charm, especially if you are interested by industrial archeology; there are also quite a few parks -but the streets are rather dangerous at night...
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Thu 27 Aug 2009 - 19:46

atoutprix wrote:From the airport, there is a shuttle bus to the Charleroi Sud station. It's run by the "TEC", which run also the local buses, trams and metro. From the railway station, you just walk just across the river Sambre to reach the city center.
Charleroi is not what you would call a touristic "must", but it has its own charm, especially if you are interested by industrial archeology; there are also quite a few parks -but the streets are rather dangerous at night...

Thank you for the information we will only be there for a few hours so sounds great, my wife will be travelling with me i guess Charleroi'Rue de la Montagne' will be part of the experience so i'm hiding my plastic or as some call it our flexible friend Laughing
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by amnesia on Wed 2 Sep 2009 - 15:02

msep003 wrote:All belgian said that Charlerois is not a great city for tourism . Charlerois has a very bad reputation .
I also have the same in my mind Wink Unfortunatelly will probable visit this city in monday again...
avatar
amnesia
FR Lover
FR Lover

Number of posts : 441
Location : wroclaw, poland
Registration date : 2009-01-11

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Mon 12 Oct 2009 - 15:46

we had a great day out and the sun shone

avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by antek90 on Sun 22 Nov 2009 - 16:03

atoutprix wrote:Charleroi (Brussels South) CRL / EBCI .

(...) The terminal is open 24/24 (...)


I have one question about this quote.
Is it true that the terminal is open 24/24? The Charleroi Airport website tells us that the airport actually closes at 11PM.

http://www.charleroi-airport.com/en/b2b/presentation-of-the-airport/technical-details/index.html

according to ct56 (second post on the website below),

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/list.asp?region=1&country=Belgium&city=Brussels&terminal=South+Charleroi

also says that the airport closes at 11PM, but what I understand from his post, he actually slept in the airport even though it was closed.

My question is that is it possible now to sleep in the airport? Has anyone done that? Please comment if you like

Greetings antek

ps: Flying from Stockholm (Skavsta) (NYO) - Brussels (Charleroi)(CRL) 6jan10 19.05 - 21.15 and after that
Brussels (Charleroi) (CRL) - Lanzarote (ACE) 7jan10 06.40 - 09.55
avatar
antek90
FR Starter
FR Starter

Number of posts : 8
Location : Stockholm (Nynäshamn)
Registration date : 2009-11-22

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Sun 22 Nov 2009 - 17:41

The airport (runway) closes at 2300 (excepted for the CRL-based aircraft that are late and are allowed to land later than 2300) and opens at 0630 in the morning, when the first engines may be started.
Speaking of the terminal : when I posted that it was open 24/24, I had had the information by e-mail from the airport. If you want to be sure, you could email and ask them to confirm.
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by antek90 on Sun 22 Nov 2009 - 21:59

atoutprix wrote:The airport (runway) closes at 2300 (excepted for the CRL-based aircraft that are late and are allowed to land later than 2300) and opens at 0630 in the morning, when the first engines may be started.
Speaking of the terminal : when I posted that it was open 24/24, I had had the information by e-mail from the airport. If you want to be sure, you could email and ask them to confirm.

Okey thanks it just sounded so confusing that the runaway (and not the terminal!) closes at 11pm. confused

Then I can sleep at the airport Sleep
avatar
antek90
FR Starter
FR Starter

Number of posts : 8
Location : Stockholm (Nynäshamn)
Registration date : 2009-11-22

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 12:01

The CRL terminal seen after take-off from runway 07 (june 2010) :


Uploaded with ImageShack.us
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 15:41

Just returned from here and saw this in the main dep terminal near the duty free shop Think Safe was meant



we stayed 1 night in a local hotel a few minutes from the airport(balladin) very good our room looked onto the main apron taxi way.runway and it was not that loud but was nice to see them land and take off ... we were offered a free bus shuttle but the next was in 1 hour so i asked a taxi driver how much for the trip... im not being funny but they are a law to themselves they make up a price and nothing seems legal to me .. the taxi driver whispered €20 .. for a 2 minute trip ... i phoned the hotel and they sent a taxi for €7..so beware best booking in advance.. i informed the staff at the information desk in arrivals they were aware but said nothing can be done ..scandalous.made me wonder if they were true registered taxi drivers.. was so corrupt.
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Wed 5 Jan 2011 - 16:49

There is a shuttle bus to/from Luxemburg since last summer :

From July 1st , FLIBCO ( shuttle to Luxembourg) will ensure connections to Charleroi airport.
From Metz, Thionville, Luxembourg and Arlon flibco.com will ensure 24 transfers per day.
Tickets will be on sale at http://www.flibco.com/search/new from 1st June.


That shuttle is rather succesful, it seems :
In French :
http://www.charleroi-airport.com/fr/raccourcis/detail-de-la-nouvelle/index.html?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=323&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=40&cHash=5fc4be121e
Le service de navettes entre l’aéroport de Bruxelles Sud Charleroi et la région du Luxembourg fonctionne depuis 6 mois. A l’heure actuelle, 5.000 passagers mensuels utilisent les navettes Flibco, chiffre en progression constante. Le succès est tel que leur fréquence a été augmentée, passant de 12 à 15 navettes quotidiennes, soit 30 allers et retours par jour, entre l’aéroport de Charleroi et Arlon, Luxembourg ville (3 arrêts), Thionville et Metz.

"5000 travellers per month take the Flibco buses; the number of daily shuttles has been raised from 12 to 15 return trips"
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Tue 5 Apr 2011 - 19:59

avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Thu 19 May 2011 - 11:59

Building in progress at CRL : 4 new gates (on the west side, near gate 1):







avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Sun 22 May 2011 - 16:39


_________________
____________________________
Cheap Flight Hopper
  Ryanair The Low Cost Airline      

Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle
 Ryanair Ontime-All The Time- Now Boarding Go To Gate  
https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadXiii
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by gijoe on Tue 14 Jun 2011 - 16:34

My first flight with Ryanair was on a college study tour in 1999 going DUB-CRL on one of the old Boeing's which had as I remember a really tight seat pitch because my knees were stuck up against the forward seat. As I remember at the time the terminal was not much more than a shed. I have used the newer terminal since.
avatar
gijoe
FR Rookie
FR Rookie

Number of posts : 20
Location : Co. Kerry, Ireland
Registration date : 2011-06-14

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by ALEXANDRECCFAIRPORT on Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 17:21

4 new gates for Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Miss Belgium was at the airport for the opening)

http://www.charleroi-airport.com/raccourcis/detail-de-la-nouvelle/index.html?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=416&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=40&cHash=10eb112af9
avatar
ALEXANDRECCFAIRPORT
FR Veteran
FR Veteran

Number of posts : 535
Location : Charleroi
Registration date : 2010-04-20

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Thu 14 Jul 2011 - 22:21

The new gates :





They are at ground level, not on the first floor like the other gates.
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Sun 25 Dec 2011 - 12:23

New policy as regards hand luggage at Charleroi ?
Seems one can bring aboard a bag from the tax-free shops in additions to the usual hand baggage ... notwithstanding the Ryanair rule !









At any case, it's so advertised in the airport magazine (nice cover, isn't ?)



avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Tue 27 Dec 2011 - 13:19

Hmm - Some Airports allowing 2 Bags and some will not- problably another senario for confusion and angry passengers. I think it would be better if airports have a universal approach.

Some will use a tax free bag for more than what it was intended i am sure.

Nice cover-But are they also suggesting the airport can also be a battle ground bounce

_________________
____________________________
Cheap Flight Hopper
  Ryanair The Low Cost Airline      

Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle
 Ryanair Ontime-All The Time- Now Boarding Go To Gate  
https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadXiii
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Fri 24 Feb 2012 - 11:09

Hi will be departing from CRL at 09:25 next week , Does anyone know what time the Duty Free shop opens- cannot find information on the Airport home page.

I would expect the shop to be open for the first flight out.

Thanks

_________________
____________________________
Cheap Flight Hopper
  Ryanair The Low Cost Airline      

Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle
 Ryanair Ontime-All The Time- Now Boarding Go To Gate  
https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadXiii
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by atoutprix on Fri 24 Feb 2012 - 12:13

The CRL "duty free" shop is indeed open for the first flights out, I would say it opens around 05.30.
(The airside newspaper agent often opens later - you'd better buy your newspaper at the landside bookshop).
avatar
atoutprix
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 2389
Location : Brussels, Belgium (nearest FR base : BRU)
Registration date : 2007-12-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Ryanairflyer on Fri 24 Feb 2012 - 12:26

Thanks atoutprix- last minute shopping and the mrs loves the bulk pack of truffles they sell Smile

_________________
____________________________
Cheap Flight Hopper
  Ryanair The Low Cost Airline      

Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle
 Ryanair Ontime-All The Time- Now Boarding Go To Gate  
https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadXiii
avatar
Ryanairflyer
FR Moderator
FR Moderator

Number of posts : 1323
Location : Manchester(EGCC)
Registration date : 2009-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: CRL: Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum