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Train Information between Cologne and Charleroi

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Charleroi cover the 115 miles (185 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 54 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $33 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $40 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Charleroi-South.

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Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Charleroi

For as little as $33 (€26) you can travel by train from Cologne to Charleroi with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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If you're looking for cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Charleroi, check out Omio! With one-way Cologne to Charleroi train ticket prices starting as low as $33 (€26) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Charleroi from Cologne by showing you the latest Deutsche Bahn offers, train schedules and tickets for this 115 miles (185 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Deutsche Bahn. If you search for Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Charleroi in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Cologne and Charleroi on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Deutsche Bahn so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Charleroi
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.
What are the travel restrictions for Charleroi, Belgium if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by train?

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

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/13/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Charleroi from Cologne before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Cologne, Germany from Charleroi, Belgium?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Charleroi to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

Reentry to Germany 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?

What are the 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/16/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cologne from Charleroi here.

How much do cheap trains to Charleroi from Cologne cost?
Train tickets to Charleroi from Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $33 (€26)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Cologne and Charleroi?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $40 (€32)  for a train ticket from Cologne to Charleroi.
What is the distance between Cologne and Charleroi by train?
The Cologne to Charleroi train distance is approximately 115 miles (185 km).
How long is the train ride to Charleroi from Cologne?
The train time to Charleroi from Cologne is on average 2 h 54 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.
Which train station from Cologne to Charleroi do I depart from? Which Charleroi train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

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-South, Charleroi-Ouest and Charleroi, Marchienne-Au-Pont Est.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Charleroi-South.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Charleroi train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Charleroi, called Charleroi-South, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Cologne to Charleroi?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Charleroi, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Thalys to get you to Charleroi. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Charleroi route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there to Charleroi from Cologne a day?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Cologne to Charleroi. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Cologne to Charleroi? When does the last train depart from Cologne to Charleroi?
You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Charleroi at 5: 42 AM   or take the last train from Cologne to Charleroi leaving at 5: 43 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Charleroi train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Charleroi from Cologne for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Charleroi is on average $40 (€32) 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 companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Charleroi available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19