Duration 3h 17m
Distance 211.2 km
Average price 82€
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Charleroi and Cologne takes 3h 17m and the fastest train takes 2h 56m. The train service runs several times per day from Charleroi to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
  2. Liege-Guillemins
  3. Cologne
3h 18m
38€ - 109€

Charleroi to Cologne train times

Trains run five times a day between Charleroi and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 05:13 in the morning, and the last departure from Charleroi is at 20:19 which arrives into Cologne at 08:15. All services require a transfer at Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins and take an average of 3h 17m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Cologne is 186 km. The road distance is 211.2 km.

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Charleroi to Cologne train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid station.

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Charleroi to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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