There are 6 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  •  1 h 58 min

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

$60 - $88

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 Ouibus

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Cologne Ouibus

$8 - $13

Bus Eurolines DE  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$54 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

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

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN

$51 - $384

Questions & Answers

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.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station is to train which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 1 h 58 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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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Airport Station, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station station and arriving at Cologne. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 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 1 h 58 min.

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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 hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
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
$8 - $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
$8 - $12
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

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