There are 8 ways to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  2 h 6 min

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

$47 - $225

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Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 42 min

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

$77 - $335

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2 h 37 min

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

$90 - $331

Train Thalys  •  4 h 45 min

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

$152 - $202

Train via Lille Europe  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$111 - $178

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG to Brussels, Brussels-North station N179
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$57 - $87

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln

$62 - $138

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne 289.7 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG and arriving at Köln via Bruxelles - North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) and Cologne is 380 km. The road distance is 463.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne, including transfers.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 8 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 237.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

What companies run services between Paris CDG Airport (CDG), France and Cologne, Germany?

Lufthansa, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne hourly. Alternatively, Thalys operates a train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne 4 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $190 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min.

Airlines
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
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 Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne is 463 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Cologne.

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

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There are 924+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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