There are 9 ways to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$142 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen 079 / ...

$32 - $55

7 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln

$55 - $105

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne 303.4 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$57 - $241

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) CDG - CGN

$89 - $352

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$98 - $349

Fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$132 - $385

Fly to Luxembourg, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Koblenz Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf

$108 - $331

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne is to train which costs 120€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Charles de Gaulle-Etoile and Cologne is 404 km. The road distance is 485.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Charles De Gaulle Etoile and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Chatelet Les Halles and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 252.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, Île-de-France, France and Cologne, Germany?

Thalys operates a train from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne 4 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
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 Paris, Paris to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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