Travel from Brussels to Cologne

Bus or train from Brussels to Cologne?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Brussels to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min.

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How to get from Brussels to Cologne

ModeDurationPrice
From Bruxelles-Midi train to Köln Hbf.1 h 50 min35€
From Bruxelles Midi train to Liège-Guillemins then train to Köln Hbf.2 h 47 min77€
From Bruxelles - North bus to Köln.3 h 48 min43€
From Brussels rideshare to Cologne.2 h 47 min14€
From Brussels drive to Cologne.2 h 3 min27€

How long does it take to get from Brussels to Cologne?

The train from Bruxelles-Midi to Köln Hbf takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

Is there a direct train between Brussels and Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brussels and Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruxelles - North and arriving at Köln. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

Operators from Brussels to Cologne

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)+32 2 528 28 28Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
ThalysThalys
Eurolines DE+49 6196 2078-501Eurolines DE
BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar