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

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Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$92 - $152

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 820
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 268 / ...

$24 - $40

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Train, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Palais Ic
  2. Take the bus from Liege to Frankfurt

$36 - $82

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main 249.7 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4 h 46 min

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

$103 - $300

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Namur to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$97 - $323

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Liège-Guillemins, Köln Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Charleroi and Frankfurt am Main is 303 km. The road distance is 399.5 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud station.

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Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 75€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 189.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Charleroi, Belgium and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main via Liege-Guillemins, Liège-Guillemins, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 5 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
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 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Liege-Palais
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Namur to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$26 - $40
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $80
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Liege to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$35
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main is 400 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main.

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Charleroi to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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