Duration 1h 50m
Distance 210.3 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Brussels and Cologne takes 1h 50m and the fastest train takes 1h 48m. There is a train service every few hours from Brussels 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.

Train

  1. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Cologne
1h 50m
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40€ - 130€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Brussels and Cologne is 183 km. The road distance is 210.3 km.

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Brussels to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Brussels to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Brussels and Cologne?

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 65€ - 130€ and the journey takes 1h 50m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route every 4 hours.
Train operators
Thalys
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 23€

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