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There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre by train, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord Thalys

€113 - €228

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Paris 483.7 km

€32

5 alternative options

Train via Brussels  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy Tgv

€107 - €153

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre 484.7 km

€50 - €80

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

€66 - €241

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

€122 - €338

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG

€68 - €248

Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Cologne and Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre is around 3h 40m and covers a distance of around 531 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 36m. Operated by Thalys and Paris Metro, the Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre service departs from Koeln Hbf and arrives in Palais-Royal. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 40m
Fastest journey time:
3h 36m
Services per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€113
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:33
Last service departs at:
18:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre train, walk and subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre is to rideshare which costs €32 and takes 6h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre is to train. Taking this option will cost €110 - €230 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Palais-Royal via Gare de l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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The distance between Cologne and Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre is 403 km. The road distance is 484.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre without a car is to train which takes 3h 46m and costs €110 - €230.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre, including transfers.

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Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre is 485 km. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Cologne to Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre.

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  • Distance: 402.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Palais Royal - Musee Du Louvre, France?

Thalys operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord 3 times a day. Tickets cost €110 - €230 and the journey takes 3h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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