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Duration 1h 44m
Distance 209.2 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Brussels takes 1h 44m and the fastest train takes 1h 43m. The train service runs several times per day from Cologne to Brussels. 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. Koeln Hbf
  2. Brussels
1h 43m
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40€ - 130€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Cologne and Brussels is 183 km. The road distance is 209.2 km.

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Cologne to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Brussels?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord 4 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 1h 43m. Thalys also services this route 3 times a day.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 23€

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