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.
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4 h 46 m
5 h 38 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Cologne to Paris without changing at least once.
|Average train duration||5 h 8 min|
|Average train ticket price||£86 (€98)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys|
Trains from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles long route taking on average 5 h 8 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £86, 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.
For as little as £64 you can travel by train to Paris from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train to Paris from Cologne. 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 toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
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.
Find the perfect Thalys train from Cologne to Paris for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Thalys train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Cologne to Paris. You can also check relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Thalys train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km) on this route and your Thalys Cologne to Paris train ticket can cost as little as £112 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thalys tickets from Cologne to Paris in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Thalys train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
Thalys from Cologne to Paris train information:
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.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Cologne to Paris before travelling.
Return travel from France to Germany is: Fully open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 08/08/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Paris.
Some of the Cologne train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Paris include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf and arriving in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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