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There are 7 ways to get from Charleroi to Canal du Midi by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Charleroi

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Toulouse (TLS)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Charleroi Gare du Sud to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Toulouse

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Train to Brussels, fly

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Toulouse (TLS)

Train via Brussels

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse Hall 1 - 2 to Toulouse Matabiau

Train

  1. Take the train from Charleroi Sud to Maubeuge
  2. Take the train from Maubeuge to Paris Gare du Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse Hall 1 - 2 to Toulouse Matabiau

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Maubeuge to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Toulouse Matabiau

Drive

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Canal du Midi
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International entry into France from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Conditions of entry into France from Belgium

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Belgium, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium and Réunion
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France 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 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Canal du Midi is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Canal du Midi is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Canal du Midi is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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

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Last updated: 12 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Canal du Midi is to bus which costs €35 - €60 and takes 14h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Canal du Midi is to fly which costs €55 - €190 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi to Canal du Midi. However, there are services departing from Charleroi Gare du Sud and arriving at Toulouse via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Canal du Midi. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud and arriving at Toulouse Matabiau via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse Hall 1 - 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Canal du Midi is 789 km. The road distance is 957.6 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Canal du Midi without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 8h 50m and costs €170 - €350.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Charleroi to Canal du Midi, including transfers.

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Charleroi to Canal du Midi bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Charleroi Gare du Sud station.

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Charleroi to Canal du Midi 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 Canal du Midi is to fly which takes 2h 26m and costs €55 - €190. Alternatively, you can train via Brussels, which costs €170 - €350 and takes 8h 50m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 14h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi to Canal du Midi.
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  • Distance: 789.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Charleroi, Belgium and Canal du Midi, France?

Ryanair flies from Charleroi to Canal du Midi 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charleroi to Canal du Midi via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse Hall 1 - 2, and Toulouse Matabiau in around 8h 50m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Brussels to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
53 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 Charleroi-Sud to Maubeuge
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €13
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse Hall 1 - 2 to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €130
Rail 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Charleroi Sud to Maubeuge
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Maubeuge to Paris Gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €60
Train from Maubeuge to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €60
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Charleroi Gare du Sud to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €25
Website
Blablabus
Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Paris to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Comuto Pro

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The quickest flight from Charleroi Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Charleroi to Canal du Midi bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Toulouse station.

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Charleroi to Canal du Midi train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Toulouse Matabiau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi to Canal du Midi is 958 km. It takes approximately 8h 54m to drive from Charleroi to Canal du Midi.

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Ryanair offers flights from Charleroi Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Canal du Midi. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Charleroi Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs €22 - €27.

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