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Travel Information between Charleroi and Cologne

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $41
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $41 (€34) • 2 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus 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 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). 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 to Cologne
Travel to Cologne 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 Charleroi to Cologne.
Is international travel between Charleroi, Belgium and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel from Charleroi, Belgium to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Charleroi restricted?

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

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

  • 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 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 10/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Charleroi closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Charleroi, Belgium from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel to Charleroi, Belgium from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Germany?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Charleroi, Belgium was last verified on 10/27/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Charleroi from Cologne.

How do I travel from Charleroi to Cologne?

There are 2 ways to get from Charleroi to Cologne: bus or train.

How do I get from Charleroi to Cologne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€18) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $19 (€16) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $41 (€34) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Charleroi and Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Charleroi is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 56 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 50 min.

What is the distance from Charleroi to Cologne?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Charleroi to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Charleroi to Cologne is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Charleroi to Cologne?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Charleroi at Charleroi, Charleroi Beaux-arts Quai 08 and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Charleroi at Charleroi-South and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Charleroi to Cologne?

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 $22 (€18) with Flixbus from Charleroi to Cologne.
  • You can travel between Charleroi and Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $41 (€34) with Deutsche Bahn from Charleroi to Cologne.
Where should I go next after I travel from Charleroi to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Charleroi to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Charleroi to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Charleroi to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $22 (€18) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $41 (€34) one way on average.

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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