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How to travel from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi? Look no further.

There are around 40 trains per day running between Charleroi-Sud and Brussels Midi, which usually take 1 hour 2 minutes to complete the 30 miles (48 km) journey. It can take as little as 52 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can travel on this route with SNCB, the main train operator in Belgium, who run modern comfortable Intercity and local trains to Brussels Midi.

You can save money on train tickets from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £12.33. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi by train

It takes an average of 1h 2m to travel from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi by train, over a distance of around 30 miles (48 km). There are normally 40 trains per day travelling from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi and tickets for this journey start from £12.33 when you book in advance.

First train

04:25

Last train

22:50

Departure station

Charleroi-Sud

Arrival station

Brussels Midi

Journey time

From 52m

Distance

30 miles (48 km)

Frequency

40 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £12.33

Train and bus operators

SNCB

Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi train times

Check out the next trains departing from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi for Tuesday 16th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:24 11:16 52m, direct
10:53 11:45 52m, direct
11:24 12:16 52m, direct
11:53 12:45 52m, direct
12:24 13:16 52m, direct
12:53 13:45 52m, direct
13:24 14:16 52m, direct
13:53 14:45 52m, direct
14:24 15:16 52m, direct
14:53 15:45 52m, direct

SNCB trains from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi

You can travel from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi on SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

SNCB classes from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi

Compare the different travel classes offered by SNCB when travelling from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi.

Onboard services on SNCB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

When travelling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of luggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg. Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your luggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following luggage on board for free:

  • Briefcases, rucksacks and suitcases
  • Wheelchairs (manual or automatic)
  • Pushchairs and prams
  • Folding bikes, unicycles, scooters
  • Sports equipment (e.g. skis)
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, SNCB does not offer a food and drink service. Although, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

SNCB offer free WiFi in their main stations, including Brussels Central, Bruges, Antwerp Central and more. Currently, SNCB do not offer WiFi onboard their trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

As long as they are travelling with a person aged 12 or above with a valid ticket, children under 12 can travel for free without a ticket. However, please note that this only applies to a maximum of 4 children per passenger with a valid ticket. If you have any additional children travelling with you, they will need a half-price Kids Ticket.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Hoping to travel with your bike? You’ll need to add a Bike Supplement to your ticket. However, if you’re travelling with a folding bike, you don’t need to worry about paying. Bike Supplements are paid on top of your rail fare and cost €4 for a single journey.

When boarding, speak to the train conductor and they will tell you if there are spaces available and where you can put your bicycle. SNCB advise you not to travel with a bike at Peak times, because bicycle spaces may not be available.

PetPetPets

Guide and assistance dogs

Travel is free for guide and assistance dogs. You won’t need to add a Pet Supplement to your ticket.

Pets

Pets are welcome to travel on SNCB trains if they are on a lead or in a small basket, cage or box. For animals on a lead, a Pet Supplement costs €3 for a single trip. If your pet is in a small basket, cage or box that is smaller than 30 x 55 x 30 cm, you do not need to pay for a Pet Supplement. Finally, your pet is not allowed to sit on the seats or tables.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with reduced mobility should directly contact SNCB to make use of their free assistance service. You can take your wheelchair on board the train for free, regardless of whether or not you use the SNCB's free assistance service. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can take the train for free in 2nd class.

Cheap train tickets from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi

The price of train tickets from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi starts at £12.33 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi take?

The average journey time by train between Charleroi-Sud and Brussels Midi is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 40 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Charleroi-Sud and Brussels Midi by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi is 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi cost?

Train ticket prices from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi can start from as little as £12.33 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.

Is there a direct train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi leave?

The first train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi leave?

The last train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi leaves at 22:50. 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.

What's the distance between Charleroi-Sud and Brussels Midi by train?

Trains travelling from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi cover a distance of around 30 miles (48 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels Midi to Charleroi-Sud. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Charleroi-Sud to Brussels Midi.

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