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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid

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Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU)
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid

Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam Centraal Station and Charleroi is around 3h 7m and covers a distance of around 264 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 52m. Operated by Thalys, Eurostar and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid. Typically 70 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 50m
Layover time:
16 min
Total time:
3h 7m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 52m
Train distance:
264 km
Trains per week:
70
Cheapest price:
€71
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi is to bus and train which costs €25 - €45 and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 8m.

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It is 221 km from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi. It is approximately 263.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi without a car is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs €70 - €350.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi, including transfers.

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Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi is 263 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi.

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  • Distance: 221 km
  • Duration: 3h 8m

What companies run services between Amsterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Charleroi, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Charleroi via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €340
Standard
€75 - €95
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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