The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Charleroi is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 58 m
4 h 2 m
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Of the 8 trains that leave Cologne for Charleroi every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||115 miles (185 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 58 min|
|Average train ticket price||$39 (€34)|
|Train frequency||19 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express|
Trains from Cologne to Charleroi cover the 115 miles (185 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 58 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $27 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $39 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Charleroi-Sud.
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National Express is the leading train company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 trains a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express trains are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most trains are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cologne - Charleroi train: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
National Express from Cologne to Charleroi train information:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Charleroi from Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Cologne to Charleroi train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Cologne to Charleroi with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between Cologne and Charleroi, check Omio for Thalys trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 115 miles (185 km) route from Cologne to Charleroi, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Thalys trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Thalys train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Cologne to Charleroi as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your Thalys train on Omio. If you search for trains between Cologne and Charleroi in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for Thalys trains to Charleroi from Cologne starting at $27 (€24), buy your official Thalys tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!
Cologne to Charleroi train information with Thalys:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Charleroi, Belgium by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Charleroi as this information can change.
Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Charleroi.
When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Charleroi, your train can arrive in train stations including Charleroi-Sud, Charleroi-Ouest and Charleroi, Marchienne-Au-Pont Est.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf to Charleroi-Sud.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Charleroi-Sud, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center.
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