The cheapest trains from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Cheapest

£85

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 £ 85.

Cheapest
06:54Cologne Hbf5h21 12:15Paris
1 changes
£851One-way
Cheapest
05:08Cologne Hbf7h07 12:15Paris
2 changes
£851One-way
Cheapest
08:53Cologne Hbf6h01 14:54Paris
1 changes
£851One-way
Cheapest
05:48Cologne Hbf5h03 10:51Paris
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£851One-way
Cheapest
03:49Cologne Hbf7h02 10:51Paris
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£851One-way

Timetable Cologne to Paris

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 13 Jun
03:49Cologne Hbf7h02 10:51Paris
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05:08Cologne Hbf7h07 12:15Paris
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05:48Cologne Hbf5h03 10:51Paris
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06:54Cologne Hbf5h21 12:15Paris
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08:53Cologne Hbf6h01 14:54Paris
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09:55Cologne Hbf4h59 14:54Paris
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12:54Cologne Hbf5h20 18:14Paris
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14:53Cologne Hbf5h54 20:47Paris
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15:55Cologne Hbf4h52 20:47Paris
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16:53Cologne Hbf6h00 22:53Paris
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16:54Cologne Hbf5h30 22:24Paris
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17:11Cologne5h13 22:24Paris
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17:55Cologne Hbf4h58 22:53Paris
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
13 Jun
£85Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
14 Jun
£78Thalys
£23Flixbus
Tue
15 Jun
£69Thalys
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
16 Jun
£50Thalys
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
17 Jun
£75Deutsche Bahn with connection
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
18 Jun
£66Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
Sat
19 Jun
£66Deutsche Bahn with connection
£23Flixbus
Sun
20 Jun
£57Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
Mon
21 Jun
£57Deutsche Bahn with connection
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
22 Jun
£53Deutsche Bahn with connection
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
23 Jun
£53Deutsche Bahn
£32BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
24 Jun
£57Deutsche Bahn
£32BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
25 Jun
£62Deutsche Bahn
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
26 Jun
£48Deutsche Bahn with connection
£32BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
27 Jun
£48Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
Mon
28 Jun
£48Deutsche Bahn
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
29 Jun
£44Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
Wed
30 Jun
£48Deutsche Bahn with connection
£20Flixbus
Thu
1 Jul
£48Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
Fri
2 Jul
£66Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus

The fastest trains from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 52 m

Average

5 h 38 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

403 km

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

Fastest
15:55Cologne Hbf4h52 20:47Paris
1 changes
£1121One-way
2nd Fastest
17:55Cologne Hbf4h58 22:53Paris
1 changes
£1121One-way
09:55Cologne Hbf4h59 14:54Paris
1 changes
£941One-way
05:48Cologne Hbf5h03 10:51Paris
1 changes
£851One-way
17:11Cologne5h13 22:24Paris
2 changes
£1581One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
5 hours 24 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £50
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Paris
Distance:403 km
Train Companies:Thalys, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn
Train companies

Cologne to Paris with Deutsche Bahn, TGV and SNCB

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn, TGV and SNCB train tickets from Cologne to Paris from £50 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

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Find your perfect trip from Cologne to Paris with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Cologne and Paris and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Cologne and Paris by DB is 249 miles (402 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Cologne to Paris is £66.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Cologne to Paris:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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
Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France?

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

Can I enter France from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to Paris as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Paris, France?

Return travel from France to Germany is: Restricted.

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

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is restricted 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 for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 12/06/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Paris.

How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Paris cost?
You can find a cheap train from Cologne to Paris for some dates and times for as low as £50  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from Cologne to Paris?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Paris train to cost on average £79  one way.
What is the distance from Cologne to Paris via train?
The Cologne to Paris train distance is approximately 249 miles (402 km).
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Paris by train?
The Cologne to Paris train duration is on average 3 h 25 min, which is to be expected when travelling 249 miles (402 km) to Paris from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Cologne to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Paris, you can end your journey in train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Paris Gare de Lyon   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Paris.

What train providers go from Cologne to Paris?
Take the Cologne to Paris train with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV or SNCB. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Cologne to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from Cologne to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from Cologne to Paris leaves at 04: 53   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 42. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Paris schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I book train tickets to Paris from Cologne to score the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket to Paris from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £79 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cologne to Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Paris
Köln Hbf
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