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There are 6 ways to get from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 22 / ...

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Bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Namur to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal 1929

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Bus, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Namur to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd 1929
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof Ire1

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar 518.7 km

Train, fly to Stuttgart  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Stuttgart (STR) BRU - STR

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Esslingen am Neckar is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Esslingen am Neckar is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Esslingen am Neckar is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar. However, there are services departing from Charleroi Gare du Sud and arriving at Pliensauv. Weilstraße via Namur and Flughafen/Messe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud and arriving at Esslingen via Liege-Guillemins, Frankfurt and Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Esslingen am Neckar is 397 km. The road distance is 518.7 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar without a car is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs €45 - €150.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar, including transfers.

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Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Namur station.

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Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar 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 Esslingen am Neckar is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs €45 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar.
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  • Distance: 396.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Charleroi, Belgium and Esslingen am Neckar, Germany?

You can take a train from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar via Liege-Guillemins, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof in around 6h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Namur to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal 4 times a week. Tickets cost €24 - €29 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt Airport Fernbahnhof to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Flixtrain
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Namur to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Namur to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €25
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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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stuttgart Airport Busterminal station.

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Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar is 519 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Charleroi to Esslingen am Neckar.

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Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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