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Duration 3h 5m
Distance 309.6 km
Average price 102€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Bruges and Cologne takes 3h 5m and the fastest train takes 3h 3m. The train service runs several times per day from Bruges to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Bruges / Brugge
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Cologne
3h 44m
50€ - 144€

Bruges to Cologne train times

Trains run every three hours between Bruges and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 05:09 in the morning, and the last departure from Bruges is at 18:09 which arrives into Cologne at 21:15. All services require a transfer at Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and take an average of 3h 5m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Bruges and Cologne is 262 km. The road distance is 309.6 km.

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Bruges to Cologne train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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Bruges to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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