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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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Paris without changing at least once.
|Distance||249 miles (402 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 21 min|
|Average train ticket price||£77 (€88)|
|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 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.
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.
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!
When you buy your Thalys train tickets to Paris from Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
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 by train between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
Return travel from France to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially 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 27/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Paris.
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.
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.
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