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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
11:421h53
Cologne Hbf
13:35Brussels-Midi
£641One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:421h53
Cologne Hbf
11:35Brussels-Midi
£641One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:421h53
Cologne Hbf
15:35Brussels-Midi
£861One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
08:441h51
Cologne Hbf
10:35Brussels-Midi
£961One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCologne to Brussels

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 16 June
Eurostar
08:441h51
Cologne Hbf
10:35Brussels-Midi
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Deutsche Bahn
09:421h53
Cologne Hbf
11:35Brussels-Midi
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:421h53
Cologne Hbf
13:35Brussels-Midi
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:421h53
Cologne Hbf
15:35Brussels-Midi
0 changes

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Train times from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 51 m

Average

1 h 52 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

183 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Cologne for Brussels every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Eurostar
08:441h51
Cologne Hbf
10:35Brussels-Midi
£961One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:421h53
Cologne Hbf
13:35Brussels-Midi
£641One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:421h53
Cologne Hbf
11:35Brussels-Midi
£641One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:421h53
Cologne Hbf
15:35Brussels-Midi
£861One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Cologne to Brussels

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The train connection from Cologne to Brussels was generally on time. However, there was a slight delay of about 10 minutes on the outward journey, which was not dramatic, but still worth noting. The cleanliness of the train was excellent. The seats, floors and windows were in a very neat condition. The cleaning staff seemed to do their job very well. There were power outlets at most seats, which was very convenient for charging electronic devices while travelling. The train was well accessible for people with reduced mobility. There were ramps and enough space for wheelchairs. The toilets were clean and well maintained. There were enough toilets on the train. Overall, the train journey from Cologne to Brussels was very pleasant. The punctuality, cleanliness and accessibility were particularly commendable.
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The punctuality of the train was very good. The train departed and arrived exactly on schedule. The ticket price was reasonable compared to other means of transport. The journey was comfortable and pleasant, the cleanliness of the train was impressive, the compartments were well maintained and the cleaning staff were always present. The toilets were clean but lacked some basic furniture. A refill of soap and paper towels would be desirable. The seats on the train were extremely comfortable and provided ample space. The backrests were adjustable and there was plenty of legroom. The cushioning was pleasant, which contributed to a relaxed and comfortable journey. Overall, the train journey was a positive experience, with punctuality and good seating comfort.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Brussels

distanceDistance113 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£61 (€69)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Eurostar, FlixBus or SNCB

Trains from Cologne to Brussels cover the 113 miles long route taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar, FlixBus or SNCB. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £27, but the average price of train tickets is £61. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Brussels-Midi.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and Eurostar trains Cologne to Brussels

You can travel by train from Cologne to Brussels with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and Eurostar for as low as £11. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Cologne to Brussels. 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.

Cologne to Brussels train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 44 min
  • Cheapest Price: £37
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

FAQs: Cologne to Brussels train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Brussels 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 Brussels.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Brussels can start from as little as £27 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Brussels is £61; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to Brussels train time is 1 h 45 min   covering the 113 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Brussels leaves at 06: 44. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Brussels leaves at 20: 42.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne to Brussels without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar, FlixBus or SNCB. There are 10 direct trains from Cologne to Brussels each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Brussels. Take the fast train with Eurostar from Cologne to Brussels.
The high-speed Eurostar train from Cologne to Brussels takes around 1 h 51 min.
Take the Cologne to Brussels train with Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar, FlixBus or SNCB. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Cologne and Brussels as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 42.

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

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

A day trip to Brussels from Cologne is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to Brussels is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Brussels including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Brussels

Cologne
Brussels
Cologne 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 Brussels.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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ticketOfficeHours
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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ParkingParking
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Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
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Cologne MülheimShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne HansaringATMAccessibility
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Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Cologne WestATMAccessibility
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Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
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Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
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