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There are 5 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 43m

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

€85 - €165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Charleroi Gare du Sud 820

€19 - €24

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Maubeuge Ter
  2. Take the bus from Maubeuge Gare SNCF to Jeumont Saint-Saëns A / ...
  3. Take the train from Erquelinnes to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid S63 / ...

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) 278.3 km

€30 - €45

Fly, train, line 68 bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
  3. Take the line 68 bus from CHARLEROI Sud to JUMET Monument

Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) by train and bus

The journey time between Gare du Nord and Charleroi Airport (CRL) is around 4h 18m and covers a distance of around 370 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 9m. Operated by Thalys, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and TEC Charleroi, the Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in JUMET Monument. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 18m
Fastest journey time:
3h 9m
Journey distance:
370 km
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:53
Last service departs at:
20:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) train and bus schedules

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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charleroi Airport (CRL) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, returning to France from Belgium is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to bus which costs €18 - €25 and takes 7h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to drive which takes 2h 35m and costs €30 - €45.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL). However, there are services departing from Valenciennes and arriving at JUMET Monument via Gare De Lyon - Van Gogh, Paris and CHARLEROI Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 51m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 231 km. The road distance is 278.3 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €85 - €170.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL), including transfers.

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Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €85 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €25 and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Charleroi Gare du Sud station.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL).
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  • Distance: 231.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium?

You can take a train from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid, and CHARLEROI Sud in around 3h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Charleroi Gare du Sud once daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
Train from Erquelinnes to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €11
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Paris Nord to Maubeuge
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €60
Bus operators
Stibus
Phone
0800.00.49.45
Email
contact@stibus.fr
Website
stibus.fr
Bus from Maubeuge Gare SNCF to Jeumont Saint-Saëns
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
stibus.fr
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 Paris to Charleroi Gare du Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TEC Charleroi
Phone
+32 71 23 41 15
Email
info.bw@letec.be
Website
letec.be
Bus from CHARLEROI Sud to JUMET Monument
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
TEC Charleroi

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 278 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Gare du Nord to Charleroi Airport (CRL).

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

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There are 32+ hotels available in Charleroi Airport (CRL). Prices start at €75 per night.

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