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There are 5 ways to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid Ic / ...

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Bus, train  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht Central Station to Brussels-North train station 817
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid Ic / ...

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Bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the bus from BRUXELLES Midi to DAMPREMY Piges 365a

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Nieuwegein to Charleroi 221.1 km

Train, fly  •  4h 34m

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

Nieuwegein to Charleroi by tram and train

The journey time between Nieuwegein and Charleroi is around 4h 9m and covers a distance of around 259 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 4m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 32m. Operated by U-Ov, Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and others, the Nieuwegein to Charleroi service departs from Nieuwegein, Stadscentrum and arrives in Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid. Typically 70 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 5m
Layover time:
1h 4m
Total time:
4h 9m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 32m
Journey distance:
259 km
Services per week:
70
Cheapest price:
€70
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:15
Last service departs at:
18:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nieuwegein to Charleroi tram and 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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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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
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi is to bus and train which costs €20 - €29 and takes 6h.

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The fastest way to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi is to drive. Taking this option will cost €28 - €45 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nieuwegein to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Nieuwegein, Stadscentrum and arriving at DAMPREMY Piges via Utrecht and BRUXELLES Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nieuwegein to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Nieuwegein, Stadscentrum and arriving at Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid via Utrecht Centraal, Rotterdam Centraal and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Nieuwegein and Charleroi is 185 km. The road distance is 221.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi without a car is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs €70 - €370.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi, including transfers.

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Nieuwegein to Charleroi bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Utrecht station.

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Nieuwegein to Charleroi train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs €70 - €370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Nieuwegein to Charleroi.
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  • Distance: 185.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

You can take a train from Nieuwegein to Charleroi via Utrecht, CS Jaarbeursplein, Utrecht Centraal, Rotterdam Centraal, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nieuwegein to Charleroi via Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde, Utrecht, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and BRUXELLES Midi in around 6h 37m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
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 Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
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 Utrecht Central Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
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.
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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 Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
TEC Charleroi
Phone
+32 71 23 41 15
Email
info.bw@letec.be
Website
letec.be
Bus from BRUXELLES Midi to DAMPREMY Piges
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
TEC Charleroi

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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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Nieuwegein to Charleroi bus services, operated by TEC Charleroi, arrive at DAMPREMY Piges station.

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Nieuwegein 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 Nieuwegein to Charleroi is 221 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Nieuwegein to Charleroi.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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