There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$63 - $86

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Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne Ouibus

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$57 - $75

Night bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N79

$13 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station 139.9 miles

$29 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station and arriving at Cologne. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf via Köln, Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is 194 km. The road distance is 223.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station without a car is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station, including transfers.

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Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Cologne station.

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Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station.
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  • Distance: 121.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Cologne/Bonn Airport Station, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is 224 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station.

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