The cheapest trains from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£91

Average

£119

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Paris will cost around £ 119 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 91.

Cheapest
16:53Cologne Hbf5h59 22:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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£911One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:49Cologne Hbf7h02 10:51Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1081One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:48Cologne Hbf5h03 10:51Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1081One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:54Cologne Hbf5h39 12:33Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1081One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:55Cologne Hbf4h52 20:47Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£1081One-way

Timetable Cologne to Paris

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03:49Cologne Hbf7h02 10:51Paris Gare de l'Est
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04:22Cologne Hbf5h29 09:51Paris Gare de l'Est
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05:48Cologne Hbf5h03 10:51Paris Gare de l'Est
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06:53Cologne Hbf5h59 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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06:54Cologne Hbf5h39 12:33Paris Gare de l'Est
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz5h21 12:33Paris Gare de l'Est
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07:55Cologne Hbf4h57 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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09:12Cologne Hbf5h07 14:19Paris Gare de l'Est
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz5h02 14:19Paris Gare de l'Est
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10:53Cologne Hbf6h01 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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11:55Cologne Hbf4h59 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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12:54Cologne Hbf5h20 18:14Paris Gare de l'Est
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14:53Cologne Hbf5h54 20:47Paris Gare de l'Est
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15:55Cologne Hbf4h52 20:47Paris Gare de l'Est
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16:53Cologne Hbf5h59 22:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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16:54Cologne Hbf5h30 22:24Paris Gare de l'Est
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17:11Cologne Messe/Deutz5h13 22:24Paris Gare de l'Est
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17:55Cologne Hbf4h57 22:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
18 Oct
£91Deutsche Bahn
£32BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
19 Oct
£82Deutsche Bahn
£32BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
20 Oct
£82Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
Thu
21 Oct
£72Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
22 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
23 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
24 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
25 Oct
£55Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
26 Oct
£42Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
27 Oct
£55Deutsche Bahn with connection
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
28 Oct
£76Thalys
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
29 Oct
£82Deutsche Bahn with connection
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
30 Oct
£55Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
1 Nov
£73Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
2 Nov
£42Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
3 Nov
£42Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
4 Nov
£47Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
5 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
6 Nov
£51Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus

The fastest trains from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 52 m

Average

5 h 28 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

403 km

It's difficult to get from Cologne to Paris without changing at least once.

Fastest
15:55Cologne Hbf4h52 20:47Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£1081One-way
2nd Fastest
17:55Cologne Hbf4h57 22:52Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£1081One-way
2nd Fastest
07:55Cologne Hbf4h57 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£1531One-way
11:55Cologne Hbf4h59 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1261One-way
09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz5h02 14:19Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1521One-way

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Train Information to Paris from Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£82 (€93)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, TGV, SNCB or SNCB | IC

Trains from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles (402 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, TGV, SNCB or SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £82, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies

Thalys, TGV and SNCB Cologne – Paris

You can travel by train between Cologne and Paris with Thalys, TGV and SNCB for as low as £64. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Thalys
SNCB
TGV

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Cologne and Paris with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

It’s easy to book your Thalys train ticket from Cologne to Paris online with Omio! Simply check the current Thalys train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Cologne to Paris as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Thalys train tickets online. Prices for Thalys trains between Cologne and Paris start at £108 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km). If you search for Thalys trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Thalys tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between Cologne and Paris. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cologne to Paris Thalys train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: £108

Thalys 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Cologne and Paris are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Thalys trains from Cologne to Paris

The Thalys is a high-speed train in France which travels to over 17 cities throughout Europe, making it a very handy railway company to take if you’re looking to explore several European countries in one. The Thalys train map connects several destinations in France—the most popular being the Thalys train from Paris to Brussels and onwards to Cologne or Amsterdam. Picking up cheap Thalys tickets is easy in the app; just book Ticketless Journeys in advance or add discount cards to get deals on your next trip to France.

Thalys Standard, Thalys Comfort or Thalys Premium fare types are available; you to compare prices for high-speed trains from Cologne to Paris on Omio. The differences between each class is WiFi speed, seat comfort and more quiet zones. With Premium tickets you get served a meal and drinks throughout the journey with access to the Thalys lounge and newspapers. Pick up a cheap Thalys ticket by travelling during off-peak, mid-week hours and by planning in advance. The cheapest day to travel by train on tends to be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

By booking your train from Cologne to Paris with Omio, you can pay in GBP and receive travel updates in English, so if your Thalys train is cancelled, Omio will suggest alternatives—we are with you all the way.


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Thalys Trains from Antwerp to Cologne

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.

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Trains from Cologne to Paris
Travel by train to Paris 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 Paris.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Cologne and Paris?

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

Can I enter France from Germany?

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

Do I need to 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 Paris, France?

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Cologne as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from Paris, France?

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

Is my return train into Cologne from Paris restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 16/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Cologne to Paris?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Cologne and Paris to cost as little as £64  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Paris from Cologne?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Paris train to cost on average £82  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Paris by train?
You should expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km)  between Cologne and Paris by train.
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Paris by train?
On average the Cologne to Paris train time is 5 h 20 min  covering the 249 miles (402 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Cologne to Paris train leave from? Which Paris train station do I come into from Cologne?

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 Paris, your train can arrive in train stations including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Paris? Where is the Paris train station?

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

The most popular arrival train station, Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Paris.

What train providers go from Cologne to Paris?
For the route from Cologne to Paris you can take a train with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, TGV, SNCB or SNCB | IC. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Paris from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Cologne to Paris direct trains?
Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day from Cologne to Paris with Thalys, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Paris from Cologne?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cologne to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Cologne to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from Cologne to Paris leaves at 04: 53   and the last train for this leaves at 19: 53. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Paris timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I purchase Cologne to Paris train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Cologne to Paris train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £82. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Paris from Cologne. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Paris
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 Paris.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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