There are 6 ways to get from Arras to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$86 - $132

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Bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Arras to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$49 - $75

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Train via Lille Europe Eurostar  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$96 - $153

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Arras to Cologne 220 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS

$77 - $271

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Berchem
  4. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN

$108 - $487

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The cheapest way to get from Arras to Cologne is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arras to Cologne is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arras to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Arras and arriving at Köln via Lille and Bruxelles - North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Arras to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Arras(F) and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Arras and Cologne is 303 km. The road distance is 352 km.

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The best way to get from Arras to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Arras to Cologne, including transfers.

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Arras to Cologne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Arras station.

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Arras to Cologne train services, operated by TGV, depart from Arras(F) station.

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The best way to get from Arras to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Arras to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Map of how to get from Arras to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 189.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Arras, France and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Arras to Cologne via Bruxelles Midi and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arras to Cologne via Lille, Brussels, Brussels-North station, and Bruxelles - North in around 8 h 18 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arras(F) to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Arras(F) to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arras(F) to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Arras to Lille
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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