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There are 10 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.

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$142 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln

$55 - $105

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld Re1 / ...

$71 - $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 21 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$69 - $235

Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  6 h 34 min

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

$89 - $352

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 22 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 - $354

Fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 46 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 30 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd

$116 - $336

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf

$118 - $372

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The cheapest way to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne is to bus which costs 45€ - 95€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Charles De Gaulle - Etoile - Grande Armee and arriving at Köln via Bastille - Rue Saint-Antoine and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 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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The best way to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne, including transfers.

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Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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The best way to get from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 120€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 95€ and takes 10 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Köln station.

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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 44 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 twice daily. Tickets cost $140 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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 Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
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Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
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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Yes, the driving distance between Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne is 485 km. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to Cologne.

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Lufthansa, Eurowings and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 975+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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