There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 14 min

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

$140 - $190

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Paris 302.4 miles

$37

9 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Paris City Center - Bercy Ouibus

$53 - $73

Bus Eurolines FR  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Paris Gallieni

$50 - $110

Train, bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$63 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Paris 301.8 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 47 min

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

$56 - $234

Fly Dusseldorf to Paris Orly  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris Orly (ORY) DUS - ORY

$126 - $374

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 54 min

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

$102 - $348

Train to Brussels, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 48 min

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

$135 - $382

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 45 min

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

$83 - $289

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Paris is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Paris is to train which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Paris is 402 km. The road distance is 482.8 km.

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The train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord takes 3 h 14 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln and arriving at Paris Gallieni. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Paris-Nord. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France?

Thalys operates a train from Cologne to Paris 4 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $190 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Paris via Aachen in around 7 h 26 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Flights from Luxembourg to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Luxembourg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,500
Flights from Luxembourg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Orly via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln-Ehrenfeld to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Paris
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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