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from Cologne to Charleroi

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Travel Information to Charleroi from Cologne

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€26) • 2 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 115 miles (185 km) to Charleroi from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 57 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 trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Charleroi.

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Travel from Cologne to Charleroi
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 Cologne to Charleroi.
Is international travel between Cologne, Germany and Charleroi, Belgium allowed?

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

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Charleroi if traveling 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 measures do I need to follow in Charleroi, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/13/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Charleroi from Cologne.

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

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

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany 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 Cologne, Germany was last verified on 10/15/21. 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 Cologne from Charleroi.

How do I travel from Cologne to Charleroi?

There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Charleroi including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Cologne to Charleroi?

The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Charleroi is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Charleroi:

Taking a bus is about $10 (€9) less than taking a train, which costs on average $32 (€26) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Charleroi?

The fastest way from Cologne to Charleroi is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 57 min.

There are alternative travel options to Charleroi that can usually take longer:

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

How far is Charleroi from Cologne?

The Cologne to Charleroi distance is around 115 miles (185 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Charleroi is:

  • 8 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Cologne and Charleroi, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Charleroi?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Charleroi, Charleroi Beaux-arts Quai 08.
  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in Charleroi-South.
Who can get me from Cologne to Charleroi?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Charleroi, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Charleroi by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Cologne to Charleroi for $22 (€18) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Charleroi. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Charleroi tickets on Omio for $32 (€26).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cologne to Charleroi?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Charleroi often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Lille or Antwerp. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Charleroi and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy Cologne to Charleroi tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Charleroi, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $22 (€18) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $32 (€26) one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Charleroi tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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