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Trains from Edinburgh to Charleroi
Travel by train 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 Edinburgh to Charleroi.
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Is cross-border travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Charleroi, Belgium allowed?

Travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Charleroi, Belgium is: Restricted.

Is international entry into Charleroi from Edinburgh restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Edinburgh?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Charleroi, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Edinburgh and Charleroi closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Charleroi, Belgium?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Charleroi to Edinburgh is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Belgium?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Charleroi?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Charleroi to Edinburgh train here.

How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Charleroi by train?
The distance between Edinburgh and Charleroi by train is approximately 495 miles (798 km).
How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Charleroi?
The Edinburgh to Charleroi train duration is on average 11 h 49 min, which is to be expected when travelling 495 miles (798 km) to Charleroi from Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Charleroi?

There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. In Charleroi you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Charleroi-South, Charleroi-Ouest and Charleroi, Marchienne-Au-Pont Est.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Charleroi-South.

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Charleroi?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival train station, Charleroi-South, is located 0.6 miles (872 m) away from the city centre of Charleroi.

How many train services are there from Edinburgh to Charleroi a day?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Edinburgh to Charleroi. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your journey to Charleroi.
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