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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$45 - $75

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$28 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Gilles Cité Fontainas to Jumet Madeleine

$59 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

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

$27 - $40

Train, fly, shuttle  •  4 h 33 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

$140 - $348

Questions & Answers

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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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL). However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Jumet Monument via Aachen, Saint-Gilles Cité Fontainas and Jumet Madeleine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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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, Liege-Guillemins, Charleroi-Sud, and Charleroi Sud Quai 01 in around 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Charleroi Airport (CRL) via Aachen, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Saint-Gilles Cité Fontainas, and Jumet Madeleine in around 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Charleroi-Sud
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from Saint-Gilles Cité Fontainas to Jumet Madeleine
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
infotec.be
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Once daily
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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