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The closest airport to Mons is Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), but most flights arrive into Brussels Airport (BRU). You can also travel into Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

Brussels Airport → Mons by train 1 hour 30 minutes

Charleroi Airport → Mons by train 30–35 minutes
Charleroi Airport → Mons by bus 40 minutes

Charles de Gaulle Airport → Mons via Roissy-en-Brie by train 3 hours
Charles de Gaulle Airport → Mons via Roissy-en-Brie by bus 2 hours


Mons is accessible from all Belgian and European towns. Find timetables, real-time arrival, departure, and delay information at www.thetrain.be or download the SNCB app.

Lille (convenient for Eurostar travellers) → Mons 1 hour – 1 hour 15 mins
Brussels → Mons 50 minutes
London → Mons 3 hours
Paris → Mons 3 hours
Amsterdam → Mons 3 hours
Köln → Mons 3 hours – 3 hours 30 minutes

Rail transport within Belgium is not expensive.


Mons is close to the motorway E19/E42. The UCL Mons campus is easily accessible by motorways from Lille, Paris, Brussels and Liège.


Lille → Mons 1 hour
Brussels → Mons 1 hour

The UCL Mons campus is 2km from the city centre. Buses link the campus to the city centre and the railway station.

TEC (Walloon Regional Transport Company) operates a special shuttle bus to the campus from Mons train station, along with three regular lines to campus:

  • 22 Mons-Binche
  • 18 Mons-St Denis
  • 82 Mons-Trazegnies

Buses leaving the campus stop on request at Bascule; simply alert the driver.

On lines 13 and 82, the stop nearest campus is Mons chemin d'Obourg

The quickest line is line 22 or the special Bus Helha/UCL.

Lines 34 and 134 will also take you direct to Mons train station.

More at www.infotec.be


There is a taxi rank at Mons train station. Taxis are affordable.

Tourism portal

Find out more about all types of transport at  VisitMons


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