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There are 7 ways to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Ath / Aat to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Thalys / ...

€53 - €162

Cheapest option

Train, Bus  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi S6
  2. Take the Bus from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport

€18 - €28

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels South to Cologne South N1153

€19 - €25

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) 281 km

€30 - €45

Train, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Ath / Aat to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BRU - CGN

€44 - €162

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ath / Aat to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BRU - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen

€143 - €411

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Ath / Aat to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn

€81 - €214

Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) by train

The train journey time between Lessines and Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is around 4h 26m and covers a distance of around 297 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 50m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Thalys, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) train service departs from Lessines / Lessen and arrives in Koeln/Bonn Flughafen. Typically 71 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 26m
Fastest train time:
3h 50m
Train distance:
297 km
Trains per week:
71
Cheapest price:
€53
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:43
Last train departs at:
22:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Belgium → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is to bus which costs €18 - €26 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN). However, there are services departing from Lessines / Lessen and arriving at Koeln/Bonn Flughafen via Ath / Aat, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Lessines and Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 232 km. The road distance is 281 km.

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The best way to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) without a car is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs €50 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), including transfers.

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Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Ath / Aat station.

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The best way to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 6h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN).
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  • Distance: 231.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Lessines, Belgium and Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), Germany?

You can take a train from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) via Ath / Aat, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Koeln Hbf in around 4h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels South to Cologne South 3 times a week. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €430
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne Bonn via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Brussels to Cologne Bonn via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€25 - €140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Brussels to Cologne Bonn via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€230 - €850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Ath / Aat to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Ath / Aat to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels South to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Brussels to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Lessines to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN).

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Brussels Airlines, Nouvel Air Tunisie, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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