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Brussels International Airport (BRU)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (12km) northeast of the city centre.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from April to October).
Contacts: Tel: +32 2 753 7753
Getting to the city: The train station is located on the basement level that connects to Brussels and other major national and international destinations. A bus station is below the arrivals hall, and there are several lines that connect to different places in the city. There are also buses that serve Brussels Airport to Antwerp. An airport bus link also operates between the Brussels railway lines and the airport. There are licensed, metered taxis available outside the Arrivals hall.
Car rental: Major car hire companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Sixt, Europecar, Enterprise, and Hertz; their desks are in the arrivals hall.
Airport Taxis: From Brussels International Airport metered taxis are available outside the Arrivals hall. Licensed Taxis are recommended and can be recognized by a blue and yellow sign.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs and bureaux de change, duty-free shops, cafés/restaurants, a beauty shop, religious services, train information and reservation, car rental offices, a travel agency, and luggage lockers.
Parking: The Fast Zone Parking Lot is immediately across from the terminal building. Prices here begin at €5 for thirty minutes. The short-term P1 and P2 Lots charge €4 per hour, with prices increasing thereafter. The Economy Lot is good for long-term parking (up to a week), costing €20 per day.
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Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

Location: Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 28.5 miles (46km) from the city.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).
Contacts: +32 78 15 27 22
Getting to the city: There is access to Brussels from Charleroi Brussels South airport by car, train, taxi, or shuttle coach. The highway network connects the airport to northern France and the Netherlands.
Car rental: Rental companies include Avis, Europcar, Sixt, and Hertz.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are always available outside the passenger terminal and may offer a fixed price to certain destinations. The city is about an hour drive from the airport. Taxi companies include Sympatax, Rapid Tax, Ideal Tax, Taxis Carolo, and Taxi Europe.
Facilities: 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 stands, free wifi throughout the terminal, 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.
Parking: There are a few parking options at Charleroi Airport, encompassing express, locked, long-term, and short-term arrangements. P1 has a daily limit of €14.29, while the locked lot has a daily limit of €17.14.
Departure tax: €3.49
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