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There are 5 ways to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

28€ - 74€

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Brussels, Brussels-North station 818
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810 / ...

13€ - 22€

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Train via Brussels  •  3h 35m

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

57€ - 85€

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Amsterdam 165.9 miles

35€ - 55€

Train, fly  •  3h 38m

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

69€ - 232€

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Amsterdam is 220 km. The road distance is 265.5 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 28€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Charleroi to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud station.

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

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 28€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 137.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

You can take a train from Charleroi to Amsterdam via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi to Amsterdam via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 4h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
15€ - 23€
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 100€
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 45€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
40€ - 100€
Premier
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Brussels North Train Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress

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

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Charleroi to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Charleroi to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi to Amsterdam is 265 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Charleroi to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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