Brussels to Cologne train

Fri, 21 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Brussels to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Eurostar
09:251h50
Brussels-Midi
11:15Cologne Hbf
£701One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:251h50
Brussels-Midi
12:15Cologne Hbf
£771One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:231h52
Brussels-Midi
10:15Cologne Hbf
£771One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
11:251h50
Brussels-Midi
13:15Cologne Hbf
£841One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
12:251h50
Brussels-Midi
14:15Cologne Hbf
£1131One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBrussels to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Deutsche Bahn
08:231h52
Brussels-Midi
10:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Eurostar
09:251h50
Brussels-Midi
11:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:251h50
Brussels-Midi
12:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Eurostar
11:251h50
Brussels-Midi
13:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
12:251h50
Brussels-Midi
14:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Brussels to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 50 m

Average

1 h 50 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

183 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Brussels for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
10:251h50
Brussels-Midi
12:15Cologne Hbf
£771One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Eurostar
11:251h50
Brussels-Midi
13:15Cologne Hbf
£841One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
12:251h50
Brussels-Midi
14:15Cologne Hbf
£1131One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Eurostar
09:251h50
Brussels-Midi
11:15Cologne Hbf
£701One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:231h52
Brussels-Midi
10:15Cologne Hbf
£771One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Brussels to Cologne

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The train connection from Brussels to Cologne was exceptionally punctual. The train departed exactly at the scheduled departure time and arrived at its destination just as punctually. This contributed significantly to a stress-free travelling experience. The train was generally clean and well maintained. The seats, windows and floor were in good condition. However, there was occasional rubbish or litter on the floors in some areas. A big plus was the availability of power outlets in most aisles. This allowed passengers to charge their devices and work productively. The train service provided adequate, accessible facilities for people with reduced mobility. There were ramps for wheelchair users and reserved seats, but the availability of accessible toilets could have been improved. The toilets were in acceptable condition but could be cleaned more regularly. Overall a solid travelling experience.
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IconI had no problems during my trip
The train connection was extremely punctual. Both the departure and arrival were exactly on schedule. The ticket price was reasonable compared to other means of transport. There were also various discounts and offers that reduced the cost of the journey somewhat. A good value for money, the overall cleanliness of the train was satisfactory. The seats and floors were clean and the staff regularly tidied up. However, some areas could be cleaned a little more thoroughly. The toilets on the train were averagely clean, but there were moments when they were simply overcrowded. The seats were comfortable and offered enough legroom. The ability to recline the seat contributed to a pleasant travelling experience. The cleanliness of the seats was also commendable, overall the train journey was pleasant and recommendable.
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I was able to use my Thalys miles for a free journey on Thalys 9471 from Brussels via Cologne to Dortmund. The journey time to Cologne was a little under two hours, which I found extremely quick. I really liked the design of the train and the seating comfort, I had a seat reserved for me. The only criticisms were the very cramped (but clean) toilets and the very limited wifi. The staff, on the other hand, were very friendly and multilingual.
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The ICE 15 departed on time from Brussels to Cologne at 10:25. The Brussels-Cologne connection is possible without changing trains, which makes travelling very pleasant. The wifi was good enough to do all sorts of things with my laptop. The staff were extremely friendly and courteous and helped me with my luggage. I can only recommend the ICE to anyone.
Pro
IconNo change
Cons
IconA little expensive
IconPoor wifi
What I really liked about this journey was the ease of booking and not having to change trains. I also thought it was great that I reached my destination quickly and that the toilets and the train were clean and tidy. Nevertheless, I found it a pity that the wifi was poor and the price was a bit too high
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Cons
IconNo sockets
The timetable was like this: I got on at 8:20 and arrived after 2 hours at about 10:20. The train number was ICE 13 and the service was ok as they showed me to my seat but were a bit hectic. The seats were comfortable and the view was very nice. Unfortunately there were no power sockets and my mobile phone was empty, but that didn't matter thanks to the view. The toilets and seats were all very clean. There was a slight delay. The price was good for the journey. I recommend travelling with ICE to anyone looking for an alternative to driving.
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Timetable: no delays, without changing trains. I recommend reserving a seat to avoid any problems. The journey time on the ICE 11 was 2 hours. The comfort was ok, not perfect, but good for the short journey. There was wifi, but no power sockets. The service was simple and friendly. Everything was clean, unfortunately the toilet was locked. It was very punctual and without delays. For the price, it was definitely worth it.
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IconGood wifi
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IconGood view
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IconNo sockets
The ICE 317 left Brussels on 01.05.24 on time. I didn't have to change trains to get to Cologne. The wifi on the train was flawless and I was able to work without any problems. The seats are very comfortable. The staff are extremely friendly and courteous and were able to provide information about getting off at the station on request. In addition, the train was very hygienic, as were the toilets. I can only recommend this connection to anyone.
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I really enjoyed the journey. I love travelling, especially on the ICE. This time I was travelling on ICE 19 for just under two hours. The wifi wasn't that strong, but that wasn't a problem. My seat was nice and clean.
Pro
IconFast drive
IconBeautiful view
Cons
IconPricewise okay
IconService hardly available
I travelled back to Cologne on the IC16. Unfortunately, in contrast to the journey there, there was hardly any service on the return journey. Even in the on-board bistro, it seemed as if I wasn't being served or that I was being processed quite quickly. Nevertheless, the train was kept relatively clean and there was no rubbish on the floor. The wifi was also slower than I'm used to. Nevertheless, I am glad to have arrived at my destination within 2 hours and the beautiful view was a good distraction
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I was able to buy the ticket for a very customer-friendly price. Another positive aspect is that the toilets were thoroughly cleaned and I found them to be extremely hygienic. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. There was good wifi during the journey and I was able to concentrate on my work thanks to the quiet atmosphere. I recommend the journey.

Overview: Train from Brussels to Cologne

distanceDistance113 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Eurostar

Trains from Brussels to Cologne cover the 113 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Eurostar. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £31, but the average price of train tickets is £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Brussels-Midi and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar trains Brussels to Cologne

Travel between Brussels and Cologne from £34 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Brussels to Cologne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Brussels to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 49 min
  • Cheapest Price: £34
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

FAQs: Brussels to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Brussels to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Cologne.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Cologne can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Brussels to Cologne is £64; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Brussels to Cologne train travel time is 1 h 49 min   for the 113 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Brussels to Cologne leaves at 06: 23. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Brussels to Cologne leaves at 19: 25.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Cologne without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or Eurostar. There are 6 direct trains from Brussels to Cologne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Cologne. Take the fast train with Eurostar from Brussels to Cologne.
The high-speed Eurostar train from Brussels to Cologne takes 1 h 50 min   on average.
For the best Brussels to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Brussels to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 25.

When departing from Brussels, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels-North. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Brussels-Midi, which is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cologne from Brussels is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Brussels to Cologne is January.
You have options as you can travel between Brussels and Cologne 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Brussels and Cologne

Brussels
Cologne
Brussels-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your journey to Cologne.
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Phone Number
+32 25282828
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Brussels-Midi
Metro lines: 2, 6
Tram lines: 3, 4
Bus lines: 116, 117, 118, 136, 141, 142, 170, 171, 365a, W
Train lines: TGV, ICE, IC, ICD, Eurostar, Thalys
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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phone
Phone Number
+32 25282828
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Brussels-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)
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Brussels-LuxembourgParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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