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There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 114.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Brussels, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Cologne to Brussels every 2 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 1 hour 52 minutes. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Brussels 4 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 hours 48 minutes.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Avg. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $95
1st Class
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Bruxelles - North
Avg. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Brussels
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

How far is it from Cologne to Brussels?

The distance between Cologne and Brussels is 183 km. The road distance is 209 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Brussels?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Brussels is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 2 hours 30 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Brussels?

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Brussels is to train which takes 1 hour 52 minutes and costs 75€.

Is there a direct train between Cologne and Brussels?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles Midi. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 52 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Cologne and Brussels?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln and arriving at Bruxelles - North. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 hours 48 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Brussels?

The train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi takes 1 hour 52 minutes including transfers and departs every two hours.