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There are 6 ways to get from Haarlem to Charleroi by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid

Train via Roosendaal

  1. Take the train from Haarlem to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Maastricht
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht to Charleroi Gare du Sud

Drive

  1. Drive from Haarlem to Charleroi

Fly, train

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

Haarlem to Charleroi by train

The train journey time between Haarlem and Charleroi is around 3h 23m and covers a distance of around 274 km. This includes an average layover time of around 29 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 8m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Haarlem to Charleroi train service departs from Haarlem and arrives in Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid. Typically 65 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 54m
Layover time:
29 min
Total time:
3h 23m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 8m
Train distance:
274 km
Trains per week:
65
Cheapest price:
€80
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:01
Last train departs at:
19:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Haarlem to Charleroi train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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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), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • 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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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 (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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 Netherlands.

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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 is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charleroi is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Charleroi 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 Netherlands from Belgium is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Haarlem to Charleroi is to bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Haarlem to Charleroi is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Haarlem to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Haarlem, Rustenburgerlaan and arriving at Charleroi Gare du Sud via Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena and Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Haarlem to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Haarlem and arriving at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid via Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Schiphol Airport and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Haarlem and Charleroi is 219 km. The road distance is 276.7 km.

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The best way to get from Haarlem to Charleroi without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €75 - €160.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Haarlem to Charleroi, including transfers.

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Haarlem to Charleroi bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena station.

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Haarlem to Charleroi train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Haarlem to Charleroi is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €75 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 7h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Haarlem to Charleroi.
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  • Distance: 219.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Haarlem, Netherlands and Charleroi, Belgium?

You can take a train from Haarlem to Charleroi via Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Schiphol Airport, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Haarlem to Charleroi via Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, and Maastricht in around 7h 41m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €24
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Haarlem to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€25 - €35
Bus operators
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maastricht to Charleroi Gare du Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Haarlem to Charleroi bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Charleroi Gare du Sud station.

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Haarlem to Charleroi train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Haarlem to Charleroi is 277 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Haarlem to Charleroi.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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