There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Cologne 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  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$132 - $184

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Cologne 303 miles

$40

9 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 20 min

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

$67 - $101

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 12 min

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

$51 - $77

Bus Eurolines FR  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln

$50 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Cologne 302.3 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$56 - $228

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 14 min

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

$98 - $351

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$102 - $352

Fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$131 - $383

Fly to Luxembourg, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$86 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 34€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cologne is to train which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Paris and Cologne is 402 km. The road distance is 483.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Paris to Cologne, including transfers.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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

You can take a train from Paris to Cologne via Bruxelles Midi and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Cologne via Aachen in around 8 h 12 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
6 h 6 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
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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, Wednesday, Thursday and 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
Every day
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
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
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
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln-Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Aachen
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 Paris Gallieni to Köln
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 Paris to Cologne
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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