How to travel from Cologne to Charleroi

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Travel Information between Cologne and Charleroi

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€20) • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€40) • 2 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 115 miles (185 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cologne to Charleroi. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Cologne to Charleroi.

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Travel between Cologne, Germany and Charleroi, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Charleroi from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Charleroi, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Charleroi.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 8/7/22. 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 Cologne from Charleroi here.

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

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Charleroi is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€20) compared to other travel options to Charleroi:

Taking a bus is about $22 (€20) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $43 (€40) for this journey.

A bus is generally $21 (€20) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $43 (€40) from Cologne to Charleroi.

The fastest way to get to Charleroi from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 54 min.

Other travel options to Charleroi can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Charleroi is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Charleroi 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 Cologne to Charleroi:

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

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

  • You can go to Charleroi from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $22 (€20) with Flixbus from Cologne to Charleroi on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Charleroi from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Charleroi tickets for $43 (€40) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Charleroi with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with.

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

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $22 (€20) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $43 (€40) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $43 (€40) 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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