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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels-South Station to Charlois by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

56€ - 330€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Rotterdam > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

11€ - 13€

3 alternative options

Train via Breda  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

22€ - 41€

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Brussels-South Station to Charlois 149.6 km

18€ - 27€

Fly, train  •  3h 13m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

60€ - 223€

Brussels-South Station to Charlois by walk, train and subway

The journey time between Brussels-South Station and Charlois is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 146 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 24m. Operated by Thalys, Eurostar and RET, the Brussels-South Station to Charlois service departs from Brussels-South Station and arrives in Rotterdam, Zuidplein. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 25m
Fastest journey time:
1h 24m
Services per week:
47
Cheapest price:
56€
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:52
Last service departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels-South Station to Charlois walk, train and subway schedules

Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlois is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charlois is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Charlois is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels-South Station to Charlois is to bus which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 2h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels-South Station to Charlois is to train which costs 55€ - 330€ and takes 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels-South Station station to Charlois. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Rotterdam, Utenhagestraat via Rotterdam, Rotterdam Centraal perron DD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels-South Station to Charlois. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Rotterdam, Zuidplein via Rotterdam, Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 29m.

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The distance between Brussels-South Station and Charlois is 117 km. The road distance is 149.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels-South Station to Charlois without a car is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs 55€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Brussels-South Station to Charlois, including transfers.

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Brussels-South Station to Charlois bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels-South Station to Charlois train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels-South Station to Charlois is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs 55€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 2h 34m.

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  • Distance: 117 km
  • Duration: 1h 29m

What companies run services between Brussels-South Station, Belgium and Charlois, Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost 50€ - 110€ and the journey takes 1h 10m. Eurostar also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 2h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels-South Station to Charlois bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Brussels-South Station to Charlois train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels-South Station to Charlois is 150 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Brussels-South Station to Charlois.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Charlois. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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