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There are 6 ways to get from Herstal to Châteauroux by train, car or plane

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Train via Brussels

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux

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Train via Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus

  1. Take the train from Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux

Train

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux

Drive

  1. Drive from Herstal to Châteauroux

Train to Brussels, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  4. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Chateauroux

Herstal to Châteauroux by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Herstal and Châteauroux is around 7h 31m and covers a distance of around 685 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 34m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 8m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Herstal to Châteauroux service departs from Herstal and arrives in Chateauroux. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 56m
Layover time:
2h 34m
Total time:
7h 31m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 8m
Journey distance:
685 km
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€120
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:06
Last service departs at:
22:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Herstal to Châteauroux train, subway and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Belgium.

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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 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Châteauroux is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Châteauroux is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from France.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Herstal to Châteauroux is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 6h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Herstal to Châteauroux is to drive which takes 6h 2m and costs €70 - €110.

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No, there is no direct train from Herstal to Châteauroux. However, there are services departing from Herstal and arriving at Chateauroux via Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Gare du Nord and Paris Austerlitz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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The distance between Herstal and Châteauroux is 516 km. The road distance is 639.6 km.

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The best way to get from Herstal to Châteauroux without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 6h 51m and costs €120 - €330.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Herstal to Châteauroux, including transfers.

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Herstal to Châteauroux train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins station.

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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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Herstal to Châteauroux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Chateauroux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Herstal to Châteauroux is 640 km. It takes approximately 6h 2m to drive from Herstal to Châteauroux.

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  • Distance: 516.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Herstal, Belgium and Châteauroux, France?

You can take a train from Herstal to Châteauroux via Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare d'Austerlitz, and Paris Austerlitz in around 6h 51m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €18
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€60 - €80
Premium
€65 - €90
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Website
Thalys
Standard
€90 - €130
Comfort
€100 - €140
Premium
€140 - €190
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €70
Comfort
€60 - €80
Premium
€70 - €95
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Sncb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Austerlitz to Chateauroux
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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