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Train Information from Cologne to Bruges

distanceDistance162 miles (262 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Bruges cover the 162 miles (262 km) long route taking on average 3 h 5 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 route costs around £31, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brugge.

Train companies

Travel with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Bruges

Travel from Cologne to Bruges from £23 with Omio’s train partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn
Thalys

Find your perfect journey from Cologne to Bruges with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Cologne and Bruges and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Cologne to Bruges by DB is 162 miles (262 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Cologne and Bruges is £23.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Bruges, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Bruges
Travel by train to Bruges 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 Cologne to Bruges.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Bruges, Belgium allowed?

Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Bruges, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bruges from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Bruges, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Bruges from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Bruges, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Bruges is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Bruges restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bruges?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Bruges closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bruges cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Bruges from Cologne for as low as £23  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Cologne to Bruges cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Bruges train price to come in at an average of £31  one way.
What is the distance by train from Cologne to Bruges?
You should expect to travel around 162 miles (262 km)  from Cologne to Bruges by train.
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Bruges by train?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (262 km) from Cologne to Bruges can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cologne to Bruges is on average 3 h 5 min.
When travelling by train from Cologne to Bruges, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Bruges do I arrive in?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Bruges you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bruges include Brugge and Brugge-St. -Pieters.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Brugge.

Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Bruges located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Brugge and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Bruges.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Bruges?
Take the Cologne to Bruges train with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Bruges from Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Cologne and Bruges a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Cologne to Bruges. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cologne to Bruges? When is the last train from Cologne to Bruges?
The first train from Cologne to Bruges leaves at 04: 44   and the last train for this leaves at 19: 43. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Bruges schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I purchase Cologne Bruges train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Bruges is on average £31 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Bruges available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Bruges
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your journey to Bruges.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19