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

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Thalys

82€ - 170€

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Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Paris, Paris 820

16€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Charleroi to Paris 283.9 km

20€

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Paris Gallieni 282.4 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

103€ - 319€

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Paris is to bus which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Paris is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud and arriving at Paris, Paris. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Paris. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid and arriving at Paris Nord via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Paris is 229 km. The road distance is 282.4 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Charleroi to Paris, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Paris is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs 80€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi to Paris.
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  • Distance: 229.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Charleroi, Belgium and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Charleroi to Paris via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud to Paris, Paris hourly. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 1000€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 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).

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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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Charleroi to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Charleroi to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi to Paris is 282 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Charleroi to Paris.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Charleroi to Paris train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Charleroi to Paris bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 7714+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Charleroi and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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