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Travel Information from Cologne to Charleroi

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £24 • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Travel 115 miles (185 km) by train from Cologne to Charleroi. Deutsche Bahn is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Charleroi.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Charleroi, Belgium if I’m coming from Cologne, Germany?

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 travelling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • 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 and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Charleroi, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers 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 27/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Charleroi.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Charleroi, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Charleroi restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 28/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Charleroi closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Cologne to Charleroi?

Travel Cologne to Charleroi by train.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Charleroi?

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Cologne to Charleroi. It takes on average 3 h   to travel this journey.

How far is it from Cologne to Charleroi?

Charleroi is approximately 115 miles (185 km) away from Cologne.

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Charleroi?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Charleroi is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Charleroi as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cologne to Charleroi, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Charleroi?

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

  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Cologne to Charleroi depart from Köln Hbf to Charleroi-South.

Which travel companies 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 company for you:

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Charleroi by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Charleroi tickets on Omio for £24.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cologne to Charleroi ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Charleroi? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Charleroi usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Lille or Antwerp. If you're looking to explore Brussels, Lille or Antwerp from Charleroi, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy tickets from Cologne to Charleroi online for the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets cost £24 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Charleroi online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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