There are 10 ways to get from Reims to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Reims to Paris Est Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$173 - $218

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Bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Reims, Rue du Général Estienne to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 011 / ...

$38 - $53

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Train Luxembourg Railways (CFL)  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Luxembourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Köln Hbf Re

$55 - $65

Bus, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Reims, Reims TGV to Trier, Trier train N780
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd Re12

$52 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Reims to Cologne 226.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$86 - $261

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$147 - $385

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$115 - $375

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$149 - $411

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

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Koblenz Hbf
  4. Take the train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd

$118 - $347

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No, there is no direct train from Reims to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Reims and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Reims and Cologne is 280 km. The road distance is 361.8 km.

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The best way to get from Reims to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Reims to Cologne, including transfers.

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Reims to Cologne train services, operated by TGV, depart from Reims station.

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The best way to get from Reims to Cologne is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 44 min.

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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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Reims to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reims to Cologne is 362 km. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Reims to Cologne.

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

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Map of how to get from Reims to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Reims to Cologne via Paris Est and Paris-Nord in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reims to Cologne via Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse, Saarbrücken, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, and Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf in around 7 h 44 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
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 Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
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
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Reims to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Champagne-Ardenne to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $30
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
trans-regio.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Reims, Rue du Général Estienne to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Saarbrücken to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Reims, Reims TGV to Trier, Trier train
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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