Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Cheapest

£89

Average

£104

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 £ 104 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 89.

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03:49Cologne Hbf7h04 10:53Paris Gare de l'Est
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£891One-way
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10:53Cologne Hbf6h00 16:53Paris Gare de l'Est
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£891One-way
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08:53Cologne Hbf6h01 14:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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£891One-way
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04:22Cologne Hbf5h44 10:06Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:54Cologne Hbf5h11 14:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way

Train schedule Cologne to Paris

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03:49Cologne Hbf7h04 10:53Paris Gare de l'Est
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04:22Cologne Hbf5h44 10:06Paris Gare de l'Est
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05:48Cologne Hbf5h05 10:53Paris Gare de l'Est
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06:53Cologne Hbf5h45 12:38Paris Gare de l'Est
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06:54Cologne Hbf5h37 12:31Paris Gare de l'Est
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07:10Cologne Messe/Deutz5h21 12:31Paris Gare de l'Est
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07:55Cologne Hbf4h43 12:38Paris Gare de l'Est
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08:53Cologne Hbf6h01 14:54Paris 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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09:55Cologne Hbf4h59 14:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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10:53Cologne Hbf6h00 16:53Paris Gare de l'Est
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11:55Cologne Hbf4h58 16:53Paris 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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15:55Cologne Hbf4h46 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
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16:54Cologne Hbf5h11 22:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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29 Jan
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Fastest Journey

4 h 43 m

Average

5 h 25 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

403 km

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

Fastest
07:55Cologne Hbf4h43 12:38Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way
2nd Fastest
15:55Cologne Hbf4h46 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way
09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz4h48 14:05Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way
11:55Cologne Hbf4h58 16:53Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way
09:55Cologne Hbf4h59 14:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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£1071One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£77 (€88)
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 route taking on average 3 h 21 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 £77, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train providers: Thalys, SNCB and TGV trains Cologne to Paris

Buy your official Thalys, SNCB and TGV train tickets from Cologne to Paris from £46 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

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

Book your Thalys Cologne to Paris train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Thalys up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cologne to Paris routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Thalys train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Paris from Cologne is 249 miles (402 km), and the best price for a one-way Cologne - Paris Thalys train ticket starts at £106 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Thalys ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Thalys!

  • Average Price: £106

When you buy your Thalys train tickets to Paris from Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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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Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Paris

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Paris?

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

Is international entry into Paris from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Paris closer to your date of departure here.

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

Return travel from France to Germany is: Partially open.

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

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 Paris?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 27/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Paris.

How much does a cheap train to Paris from Cologne cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Cologne and Paris for the next 7 days starting from £46  one way.

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Paris?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Paris is £77  one way.

What is the distance to Paris from Cologne by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Paris from Cologne via train to be approximately 249 miles (402 km).

How long is the train journey between Cologne and Paris?

On average the Cologne to Paris train time is 3 h 21 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.

Which train station in Cologne goes to Paris? Which train station do I come into Paris from Cologne?

When taking the train from Cologne to Paris, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your trip can end in train stations such as Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Paris?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Paris?

When taking a train from Cologne to Paris, you can count on Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, TGV, SNCB or SNCB | IC 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.

How many trains are there from Cologne to Paris a day?

The average number of trains departing Cologne for Paris is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Cologne to Paris? When is the last train from Cologne to Paris?

The first train from Cologne to Paris leaves at 04: 48   and the last train for this leaves at 15: 54. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Paris times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I book Cologne to Paris train tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Paris from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £77 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Paris a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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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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