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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  3h 45m

  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

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Bus  •  6h

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

€16 - €20

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Charleroi Airport (CRL) 276.7 km

€30 - €45

Fly, shuttle  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Brussels Midi to Charleroi Airport (CRL)

€91 - €293

France → Belgium
Partially open

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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), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory and South Africa are also restricted

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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
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 citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Vatican
  • 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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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

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, but conditions apply when returning to France from Belgium.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to bus which costs €16 - €20 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL). However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at JUMET Monument via CHARLEROI Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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It is 234 km from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL). It is approximately 276.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €85 - €170.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €85 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 6h.

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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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Paris 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 Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL).
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  • Distance: 233.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium?

You can take a train from Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid, and CHARLEROI Sud in around 3h 45m. 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
52 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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Brussels Midi to Charleroi Airport (CRL)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Charleroi Airport (CRL) is 277 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Paris 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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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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