There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station 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.

Recommended option

Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln/Bonn Flughafen Ice

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne Paris centre - Bercy > Bruxelles centre - gare Midi > Aix-la-Chapelle > Cologne / ...

$9 - $13

5 alternative options

Train Thalys  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$46 - $112

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Cologne Hernani > Saint-Sébastien > Bayonne > Bordeaux Centre > Angoulême > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris Centre - Bercy > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Bruxelles Schaerbeek - Gare Nord > Liège > Aix-la-Chapelle > Cologne > Dusseldorf > Duisburg > Dortmund / ...

$9 - $24

Bus Eurolines DE  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$57 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

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

$29 - $45

Fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) BRU - CGN

$56 - $232

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $130
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
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
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station?

The distance between Brussels and Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is 194 km. The road distance is 224 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station?

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct train between Brussels and Cologne/Bonn Airport Station?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brussels and Cologne/Bonn Airport Station?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and arriving at Cologne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station?

The train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln/Bonn Flughafen takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.