Cologne to Paris train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Cheapest

£91

Average

£145

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.

Cheapest
16:53Cologne Hbf6h09 23:02Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
£911One-way
2nd Cheapest
17:44Cologne Messe/Deutz5h18 23:02Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
£1081One-way
06:53Cologne Hbf5h59 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
£1171One-way
14:53Cologne Hbf5h48 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
£1261One-way
15:55Cologne Hbf4h46 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
£1261One-way

Train schedule Cologne to Paris

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 August
03:49Cologne Hbf6h49 10:38Paris Gare de l'Est
2 changes
04:22Cologne Hbf5h29 09:51Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
05:48Cologne Hbf4h50 10:38Paris Gare de l'Est
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05:53Cologne Hbf6h38 12:31Paris Gare de l'Est
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06:53Cologne Hbf5h59 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
06:54Cologne Hbf5h37 12:31Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
07:11Cologne Messe/Deutz5h20 12:31Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
07:53Cologne Hbf6h12 14:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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07:55Cologne Hbf4h57 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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08:54Cologne Hbf5h11 14:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz4h48 14:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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10:53Cologne Hbf6h01 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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11:17Cologne Hbf6h48 18:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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11:55Cologne Hbf4h59 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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12:54Cologne Hbf5h11 18:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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14:53Cologne Hbf5h48 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
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15:17Cologne Hbf6h54 22:11Paris Gare de l'Est
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15:55Cologne Hbf4h46 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
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16:53Cologne Hbf6h09 23:02Paris Gare de l'Est
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16:54Cologne Hbf5h17 22:11Paris Gare de l'Est
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17:10Cologne Messe/Deutz5h01 22:11Paris Gare de l'Est
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17:44Cologne Messe/Deutz5h18 23:02Paris Gare de l'Est
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 17 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 46 m

Average

5 h 38 m

Trains per day

22

Distance

403 km

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

Fastest
15:55Cologne Hbf4h46 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
1 change
£1261One-way
2nd Fastest
09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz4h48 14:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1711One-way
05:48Cologne Hbf4h50 10:38Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1261One-way
07:55Cologne Hbf4h57 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1261One-way
11:55Cologne Hbf4h59 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1661One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£86 (€98)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys trains Cologne to Paris

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.

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Thalys

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.

  • Average Price: £64

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:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 22 min
  • Average Price: £112
  • Thalys frequency: 4 a day


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.

Travel Tips: 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

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 08/08/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Paris.

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Cologne to Paris for as low as £64  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Paris is £86  one way.
The distance to Paris from Cologne by train is approximately 249 miles.
The train time to Paris from Cologne is on average 5 h 8 min  for the 249 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go to Paris from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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.

When taking a train from Cologne to Paris, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Cologne and Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 3 direct trains to Paris from Cologne per day with Thalys  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Paris is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Cologne to Paris at 04: 44   or take the last train from Cologne to Paris leaving at 19: 53. Look for the latest Cologne Paris train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
If you book Cologne to Paris train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £86. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Cologne to Paris. 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.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln 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
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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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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