Looking to travel from Brussels to Charleroi by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 1 hour 24 minutes to travel from Brussels to Charleroi by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 11 minutes though. You'll usually find 18 trains per day running along the 30 miles (49 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Charleroi, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. This route is served by SNCB, the main rail operator in Belgium. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling on either an Intercity or local SNCB train.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Brussels to Charleroi start from €11.90 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Charleroi by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.
SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels to Charleroi by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Brussels and Charleroi is 1 hour and 24 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Charleroi is 1 hour and 11 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels to Charleroi can start from as little as €11.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Charleroi. Travelling from Brussels to Charleroi by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Brussels to Charleroi leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to Charleroi leaves at 21:33. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Brussels to Charleroi cover a distance of around 30 miles (49 km) during the journey.