Cologne to Charleroi train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Charleroi

Showing times and prices for Feb 07

Cheapest

36

Average

46

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.

Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne3h00 09:42AMCharleroi
0 transfers
361One-way
Thalys
05:44PMCologne3h00 08:44PMCharleroi
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391One-way
Thalys
11:42AMCologne3h00 02:42PMCharleroi
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421One-way
Thalys
05:44AMCologne2h58 08:42AMCharleroi
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421One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:53PMCologne11h17 07:10AMCharleroi
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461One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Charleroi

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7
Thalys
05:44AMCologne2h58 08:42AMCharleroi
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Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne3h00 09:42AMCharleroi
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Deutsche Bahn
08:42AMCologne3h00 11:42AMCharleroi
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Thalys
11:42AMCologne3h00 02:42PMCharleroi
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Thalys
03:43PMCologne3h01 06:44PMCharleroi
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Thalys
05:43PMCologne3h01 08:44PMCharleroi
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Thalys
05:44PMCologne3h00 08:44PMCharleroi
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Deutsche Bahn
07:53PMCologne11h17 07:10AMCharleroi
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Charleroi

Showing times and prices for Feb 07

Fastest Journey

2 h 58 m

Average

4 h 2 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

186 km

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.

Thalys
05:44AMCologne2h58 08:42AMCharleroi
0 transfers
421One-way
Thalys
05:44PMCologne3h00 08:44PMCharleroi
0 transfers
391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne3h00 09:42AMCharleroi
0 transfers
361One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:42AMCologne3h00 11:42AMCharleroi
0 transfers
551One-way
Thalys
11:42AMCologne3h00 02:42PMCharleroi
0 transfers
421One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Charleroi

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency19 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and National Express from Cologne to Charleroi trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and National Express train tickets between Cologne and Charleroi from $27 (€24) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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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:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 1 min
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

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:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 24 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

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:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 4 min
  • Thalys frequency: 4 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Charleroi

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Charleroi 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 Cologne to Charleroi.
FAQs

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

Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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.

Train tickets to Charleroi from Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $27 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
The Cologne to Charleroi train ticket price is on average $39 (€34)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 115 miles (185 km)  to Charleroi from Cologne by train.
The train time from Cologne to Charleroi is on average 2 h 58 min  for the 115 miles (185 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Charleroi from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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.

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Charleroi, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express to get you to Charleroi. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Charleroi route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 19 trains a day from Cologne to Charleroi. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Charleroi at 6: 40 PM   or take the last train from Cologne to Charleroi leaving at 6: 40 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Charleroi train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
If you buy the Cologne to Charleroi train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $39 (€34). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cologne and Charleroi. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

Cologne
Charleroi
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your trip to Charleroi.
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+49 2211411055
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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