|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 50 min|
|Average train ticket price||£29 (€33)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Brussels to Cologne cover the 113 miles (182 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £29, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train between Brussels and Cologne with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn for as low as £23. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
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Thalys has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Thalys tickets between Brussels and Cologne and when travelling by train:
With at least a dozen departures and journey times of just under two hours, travelling between Brussels and Cologne by train is quick and easy. There are regular direct departures throughout the day. Services that involve one or two connections and have journey times of between two and four hours are also available all day. Trains depart from Brussels-Midi Station and arrive at Cologne Hbf.
Two providers operate trains to Cologne from Brussels. One of these is DB or Deutsche Bahn, the German national train provider and the largest passenger carrier in the world. The other is Thalys, a high-speed train operator owned jointly by France and Belgian. All trains have comfortable seating, luggage storage, bistro-bars, power sockets and wifi access.
Direct services from Brussels to Cologne take just under two hours while connecting services can take up to nine hours with some trains arriving the following morning. Journey times depend on the route taken and waiting times at transfer stations. Connections are made at Liege-Guillemins, Welkenraedt or Aachen.
There are nearly 30 daily departures of trains to Cologne from Brussels. 12 of these are direct services. The first departure is in the early morning and trains then run until late evening. A similar timetable operates seven days a week.
Departure station:All trains to Cologne depart from Brussels-Midi Station. Centrally located in the city, Brussels-Midi is a major transport hub served by local and regional trains as well as Metro trains and buses. There are also regular shuttle services to Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Station facilities include a taxi rank, car parking, wifi, luggage storage, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Arrival station:All trains from Brussels to Cologne arrive at Cologne Hbf. This large station is just a short walk away from Cologne's cultural and historic attractions. Transport services at the station include taxis, local buses and S-Bahn trains. Among the facilities at Cologne Hbf are car parking, left luggage lockers, shops, cafes and restaurants.
The Thalys is a high-speed railroad company in France connecting the France to the rest of Europe and beyond. Perfect for multi-city train journeys in Europe.
When planning trips to Thalys destinations, consider checking back for offers on train tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from Antwerp to Cologne.
Travel by train between Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 25/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Brussels to Cologne closer to your date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return train to Brussels, Belgium from Cologne is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Brussels from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.
When departing from Brussels, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your journey in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers book a train from Bruxelles-Midi to Köln Hbf most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Brussels.
The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Cologne.
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