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There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid Ic

$44 - $74

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Bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Charleroi, Charleroi Sud 820

$32 - $44

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the bus from SAINT-GILLES Porte de Hal to JUMET Madeleine 365a

$79 - $102

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) 129.4 miles

$27 - $40

Train, fly, shuttle  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Brussels-South Station to Charleroi Airport

$139 - $346

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 184 km. The road distance is 207 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 35€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 207 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Charleroi Airport (CRL). Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 114.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium?

You can take a train from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) via Liège-Guillemins, Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid, and CHARLEROI Sud Quai 01 in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) 5 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
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
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from SAINT-GILLES Porte de Hal to JUMET Madeleine
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
infotec.be
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Charleroi, Charleroi Sud
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Shuttle from Brussels-South Station to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com

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