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.
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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Paris without changing at least once.
|Distance||249 miles (402 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 20 min|
|Average train ticket price||£82 (€93)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Thalys, 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.
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 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!
Thalys 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Cologne and Paris are the following:
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: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Paris is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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