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There are 7 ways to get from Charleroi to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  3h 3m

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

$93 - $131

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Bus  •  4h 5m

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

$17 - $28

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Train SNCF  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Maubeuge Ic
  2. Take the train from Gare de Maubeuge to Gare de Paris-Nord Paris-Maubeuge/Cambrai / ...

$42 - $60

Train, bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Mons / Bergen Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mons to Paris Gallieni

$45 - $88

Rideshare  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Charleroi to Paris 177.4 miles

$23

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Paris 177.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4h 4m

  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

$109 - $324

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Paris is to rideshare which costs 20€ and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Paris is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Charleroi, Charleroi Sud and arriving at Paris, Paris. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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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/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Paris is 229 km. The road distance is 283.9 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m 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 3h 3m and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi to Paris.
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  • Distance: 143.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

You can take a train from Charleroi to Paris via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Charleroi to Paris 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
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
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Maubeuge
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Mons / Bergen
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Maubeuge to Gare de Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $80
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
$23
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 55m.

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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 284 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m 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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There are 5261+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD 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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