How to travel from Charleroi to Cologne

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Travel Information to Cologne from Charleroi

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€16) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€40) • 2 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 115 miles (185 km) to Cologne from Charleroi. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Charleroi to Cologne.

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Travel from Charleroi, Belgium to Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Cologne from Charleroi restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Charleroi?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Charleroi to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Charleroi, Belgium from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Charleroi, Belgium from Cologne, Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Charleroi from Cologne?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Charleroi, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/12/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Charleroi from Cologne here.

There are 4 ways to get from Charleroi to Cologne: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Charleroi is by taking a bus, which costs on average $17 (€16).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A bus is $25 (€24) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Charleroi to Cologne costing on average $42 (€40).

The quickest way to travel from Charleroi to Cologne is by train, which takes on average 2 h 52 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 3 h 25 min.

You should expect to travel around 115 miles (185 km) between Charleroi and Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Charleroi to Cologne is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Monument and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Charleroi to Cologne depart from Charleroi-Sud to Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Charleroi to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $17 (€16) with Flixbus from Charleroi to Cologne.
  • You can travel from Charleroi to Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€40) with Deutsche Bahn from Charleroi to Cologne.
Many of our customers traveling from Charleroi to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $17 (€16) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $42 (€40) one way.

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

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