How to get from Cologne to Charleroi by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Cologne to Charleroi is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||115 miles (185 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$20 - $35|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $20 (€17) • 6 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus or train to travel 115 miles (185 km) between Cologne and Charleroi. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Charleroi.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $14 (€12). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Cologne and Charleroi. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Charleroi: bus or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Charleroi is a bus with an average price of $20 (€17).
This is compared to other travel options from Cologne to Charleroi:
Taking a bus costs $16 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $35 (€30) for the same trip.
Charleroi is approximately 115 miles (185 km) away from Cologne.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Charleroi is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Charleroi as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Charleroi:
The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Charleroi: