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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  •  3h 13m

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

82€ - 170€

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Rideshare  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Charleroi to Paris 283.8 km

20€

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Train via Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy Tgv

67€ - 89€

Bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from JUMET Madeleine to BRUXELLES Midi 365a
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

Train, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels South to Paris N1153

24€ - 32€

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Paris Gallieni 282.3 km

30€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  4h

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

86€ - 299€

Charleroi to Paris by train

The train journey time between Charleroi and Paris is around 2h 41m and covers a distance of around 362 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 32m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Charleroi to Paris train service departs from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 45 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Charleroi to Paris train schedules

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The cost-effective 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€ - 45€ and takes 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi to Paris. However, there are services departing from JUMET Madeleine and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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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 3h 13m.

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The distance between Charleroi and Paris is 229 km. The road distance is 282.3 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Charleroi to Paris, including transfers.

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Charleroi to Paris bus services, operated by TEC Charleroi, depart from JUMET Madeleine 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 13m and costs 80€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 47m.

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  • Distance: 229.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

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 3h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi to Paris Bercy via BRUXELLES Midi and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 6h 47m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 1100€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
51 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€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Bus operators
TEC Charleroi
Phone
+32 71 23 41 15
Email
info.bw@letec.be
Website
letec.be
Bus from JUMET Madeleine to BRUXELLES Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
TEC Charleroi
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
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 Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 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 38m 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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