The cheapest trains from Charleroi to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Cheapest

$49

Average

$56

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Charleroi to Cologne will cost around $ 56 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 49.

Cheapest
03:19PMCharleroi Sud2h56 06:15PMCologne Hbf
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$491One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 02:20PMCologne Hbf
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$531One-way
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01:19PMCharleroi Sud4h25 05:44PMCologne Hbf
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$531One-way
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04:19PMCharleroi Sud3h53 08:12PMCologne Hbf
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$531One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 03:44PMCologne Hbf
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$531One-way

Timetable Charleroi to Cologne

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05:13AMCharleroi Sud4h07 09:20AMCologne Hbf
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05:13AMCharleroi Sud3h02 08:15AMCologne Hbf
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05:13AMCharleroi Sud4h31 09:44AMCologne Hbf
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05:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 08:15AMCologne Hbf
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06:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 10:44AMCologne Hbf
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06:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 10:20AMCologne Hbf
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07:19AMCharleroi Sud2h56 10:15AMCologne Hbf
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07:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 11:20AMCologne Hbf
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07:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 11:44AMCologne Hbf
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07:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 10:15AMCologne Hbf
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08:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 12:20PMCologne Hbf
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08:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 12:44PMCologne Hbf
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09:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 01:20PMCologne Hbf
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09:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 01:44PMCologne Hbf
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09:19AMCharleroi Sud2h56 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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09:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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10:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 02:20PMCologne Hbf
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10:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 02:44PMCologne Hbf
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11:19AMCharleroi Sud4h25 03:44PMCologne Hbf
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11:19AMCharleroi Sud4h01 03:20PMCologne Hbf
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11:19AMCharleroi Sud2h56 02:15PMCologne Hbf
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11:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 02:15PMCologne Hbf
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12:19PMCharleroi Sud4h01 04:20PMCologne Hbf
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12:19PMCharleroi Sud4h25 04:44PMCologne Hbf
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01:19PMCharleroi Sud4h25 05:44PMCologne Hbf
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01:19PMCharleroi Sud4h01 05:20PMCologne Hbf
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01:19PMCharleroi Sud2h56 04:15PMCologne Hbf
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01:23PMCharleroi Sud2h52 04:15PMCologne Hbf
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02:19PMCharleroi Sud4h25 06:44PMCologne Hbf
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02:19PMCharleroi Sud4h01 06:20PMCologne Hbf
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03:19PMCharleroi Sud2h56 06:15PMCologne Hbf
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03:19PMCharleroi Sud4h01 07:20PMCologne Hbf
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03:19PMCharleroi Sud4h25 07:44PMCologne Hbf
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04:19PMCharleroi Sud3h53 08:12PMCologne Hbf
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05:19PMCharleroi Sud2h56 08:15PMCologne Hbf
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05:19PMCharleroi Sud3h53 09:12PMCologne Hbf
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05:23PMCharleroi Sud2h52 08:15PMCologne Hbf
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06:19PMCharleroi Sud3h50 10:09PMCologne Hbf
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07:19PMCharleroi Sud5h25 12:44AMCologne Hbf
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08:19PMCharleroi Sud7h21 03:40AMCologne Hbf
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09:19PMCharleroi Sud10h41 08:00AMCologne Hbf
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09:54PMCharleroi Sud10h06 08:00AMCologne Hbf
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10:17PMCharleroi Sud9h43 08:00AMCologne Hbf
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Thu
Oct 28
$49Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Oct 29
$53Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Oct 30
$46Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
Oct 31
$46Deutsche Bahn
$62Deutsche Bahn
Mon
Nov 1
$41Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Nov 2
$33Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest trains from Charleroi to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 52 m

Average

4 h 19 m

Trains per day

43

Distance

186 km

It's difficult to get from Charleroi to Cologne without transferring at least once.

Fastest
11:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 02:15PMCologne Hbf
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$661One-way
Fastest
05:23PMCharleroi Sud2h52 08:15PMCologne Hbf
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$661One-way
Fastest
01:23PMCharleroi Sud2h52 04:15PMCologne Hbf
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$811One-way
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05:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 08:15AMCologne Hbf
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$661One-way
Fastest
07:23AMCharleroi Sud2h52 10:15AMCologne Hbf
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$731One-way

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Train Information from Charleroi to Cologne

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Charleroi to Cologne cover the 115 miles (185 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 56 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $45 (€37), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Charleroi-South and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Thalys and Deutsche Bahn between Charleroi and Cologne

Travel from Charleroi to Cologne from $33 (€26) with Omio’s train partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Charleroi and Cologne with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Are you making plans to travel between Charleroi and Cologne? Why not take a train with Thalys? Omio can show you current Thalys train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Charleroi to Cologne trains all in one place. On the Thalys train, you can expect to travel 115 miles (185 km) between Charleroi and Cologne. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Charleroi to Cologne, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thalys train from Charleroi to Cologne, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Train information from Charleroi to Cologne with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 59 min
  • Thalys frequency: 3 a day

Thalys' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Charleroi and Cologne are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips

Trains from Charleroi to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Charleroi to Cologne.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Charleroi, Belgium and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel by train between Charleroi, Belgium and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Charleroi restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Charleroi?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 10/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Charleroi to Cologne closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Belgium from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Charleroi from Cologne?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Cologne?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Charleroi, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/27/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Charleroi from Cologne.

How much are cheap trains from Charleroi to Cologne?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Cologne from Charleroi for the next 7 days starting from $33 (€26)  one way.
How much is the train to Cologne from Charleroi on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $45 (€37)  for a train ticket from Charleroi to Cologne.
How far is it from Charleroi to Cologne by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Charleroi and Cologne by train to be approximately 115 miles (185 km).
How many hours is the train time between Charleroi and Cologne?
The train time between Charleroi and Cologne is on average 2 h 56 min  for the 115 miles (185 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Charleroi to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Charleroi to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne train station from Charleroi do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Charleroi to start your journey from including Charleroi-South, Charleroi-Ouest and Charleroi, Marchienne-Au-Pont Est. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Charleroi-South   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Where is the train station in Charleroi to go to Cologne? Where is the train station in Cologne located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Charleroi-South and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from Charleroi to Cologne?
When taking a train from Charleroi to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Thalys for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Charleroi and Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Cologne from Charleroi?
The average number of trains departing Charleroi for Cologne is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Charleroi to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Charleroi to Cologne train departs at 4: 53 AM   and the last train from Charleroi to Cologne leaves at 4: 19 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Charleroi to Cologne on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy the Charleroi to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Charleroi to Cologne is on average $45 (€37) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Charleroi to Cologne available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Charleroi
Cologne
Charleroi-South is the most popular Charleroi railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Charleroi for your trip to Cologne.