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Train Information between Cologne and Lille

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys, TGV or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Lille cover the 171 miles (275 km) long route taking on average 5 h 1 min with our travel partners like Thalys, TGV or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Train companies

Train from Cologne to Lille with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Lille from £46. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Cologne to Lille in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your route between Cologne and Lille on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Cologne to Lille is 171 miles (275 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Cologne and Lille start at £46.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Lille
Travel by train to Lille 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 Lille.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Lille, France if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by train?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Lille, France by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Lille, France?

When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 19/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to Lille before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Lille, France?

Return travel from France to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Lille?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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:

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

Last checked on 19/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Lille.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Cologne to Lille?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Cologne and Lille for as little as £46  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Lille on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Lille train price to come in at an average of £46  one way.
What is the distance from Cologne to Lille by train?
The distance to Lille from Cologne by train is approximately 171 miles (275 km).
How long is the train journey from Cologne to Lille?
The Cologne to Lille train duration is on average 5 h 1 min, which is to be expected when travelling 171 miles (275 km) between Cologne and Lille. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Cologne to Lille, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Lille do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Lille, your train can arrive in train stations including Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Lille Flandres.

Where is the train station in Cologne to go to Lille? Where is the train station in Lille located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Lille Flandres, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Lille.

What train providers go from Cologne to Lille?
When taking a train from Cologne to Lille, you can count on Thalys, TGV or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Lille. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Lille from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from Cologne to Lille a day?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cologne to Lille. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cologne to Lille? When is the last train from Cologne to Lille?
You can take the first train from Cologne to Lille at 05: 47   or take the last train from Cologne to Lille leaving at 17: 46. Look for the latest Cologne Lille train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How far in advance should I book train tickets from Cologne to Lille for the best deals?
You can find a train to Lille from Cologne to cost on average £46 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Lille train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Lille
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 Lille.
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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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