How to travel from Brussels to Charleroi

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from Brussels to Charleroi

You can get from Brussels to Charleroi by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Brussels to Charleroi on Nov 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Charleroi from Brussels

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 47 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlibco National or SNCB | IC

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Brussels and Charleroi. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flibco National or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Charleroi.

How to get from Brussels to Charleroi

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels to Charleroi, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Brussels to Charleroi and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Charleroi

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Brussels to Charleroi.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Brussels to Charleroi. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Charleroi from Brussels is by taking a train with an average price of $13 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Charleroi:

A train is generally $4 (€4) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $17 (€16) from Brussels to Charleroi.

The fastest way to get to Charleroi from Brussels is by train with an average travel time of 47 min.

Other travel options to Charleroi can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Charleroi by bus can take on average 55 min.

The distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km) from Brussels to Charleroi.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Charleroi is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 30 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Brussels to Charleroi as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Charleroi:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Charleroi, Charleroi Monument.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Charleroi-Sud.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Charleroi:

  • You can go to Charleroi from Brussels by bus with Flibco National. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $17 (€16) with Flibco National from Brussels to Charleroi on Omio.
  • You can travel between Brussels and Charleroi by train with SNCB | IC. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€12) with SNCB | IC from Brussels to Charleroi.

Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Charleroi with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Charleroi with BlaBlaCar or Flibco National.
  • You'll find 28 direct trains a day to Charleroi with SNCB | IC.

Direct services to Charleroi tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Your trip from Brussels to Charleroi doesn't have to end in Charleroi. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Lille, Antwerp or Paris. If you’d like to add Lille, Antwerp or Paris to your Brussels to Charleroi tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Charleroi today!

When planning your trip from Brussels to Charleroi, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $13 (€12) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Charleroi online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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