There are 4 ways to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$37 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 820

$20 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
  3. Take the bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf

$54 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne 129.2 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne is to bus which costs 17€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

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The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Cologne is 184 km. The road distance is 207 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Gosselies Calvaire and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Aachen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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What companies run services between Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne via Charleroi Sud Quai 01, Charleroi-Sud, Liege-Guillemins, and Liège-Guillemins in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Cologne via Bruxelles Midi, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Aachen in around 6 h.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
infotec.be
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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