Trains from Paris to Cologne

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The cheapest trains

from Paris
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

£65

Average

£126

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Paris to Cologne will cost around £ 126 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 65.

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17:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h55 23:05Cologne Hbf
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£651One-way
2nd Cheapest
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est7h03 02:09Cologne Hbf
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£841One-way
2nd Cheapest
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09:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h59 15:05Cologne Hbf
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£841One-way
2nd Cheapest
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07:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h45 13:05Cologne Hbf
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£841One-way
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h33 00:39Cologne Hbf
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£931One-way

Train Times

Paris to Cologne

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06:13Paris Gare du Nord3h35 09:48Cologne Hbf
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07:20Paris Gare de l'Est4h45 12:05Cologne Hbf
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07:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h45 13:05Cologne Hbf
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07:55Paris Gare du Nord3h21 11:16Cologne Hbf
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09:06Paris Gare de l'Est4h59 14:05Cologne Hbf
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09:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h59 15:05Cologne Hbf
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10:55Paris Gare de l'Est6h10 17:05Cologne Hbf
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10:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h10 16:05Cologne Hbf
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11:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 15:15Cologne Hbf
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13:10Paris Gare de l'Est4h55 18:05Cologne Hbf
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13:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h55 19:05Cologne Hbf
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13:55Paris Gare de l'Est4h46 18:41Cologne Messe/Deutz
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13:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h10 19:05Cologne Hbf
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15:20Paris Gare de l'Est4h45 20:05Cologne Messe/Deutz
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15:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h13 20:33Cologne Hbf
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15:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h10 21:05Cologne Hbf
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15:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 19:15Cologne Hbf
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15:55Paris Gare de l'Est4h47 20:42Cologne Messe/Deutz
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17:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h55 23:05Cologne Hbf
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17:10Paris Gare de l'Est4h55 22:05Cologne Hbf
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17:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h10 23:05Cologne Hbf
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17:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 21:15Cologne Hbf
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h33 00:39Cologne Hbf
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est7h03 02:09Cologne Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Wed
Sep 18
£51Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Thu
Sep 19
£74Deutsche Bahn with connection
£15Flixbus
Fri
Sep 20
£84Deutsche Bahn with connection
£15Flixbus
Sat
Sep 21
£74Deutsche Bahn with connection
£15Flixbus
Sun
Sep 22
£74Deutsche Bahn
£22Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Sep 23
£51Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
Tue
Sep 24
£42Deutsche Bahn
£16Eurolines France
Wed
Sep 25
£46Deutsche Bahn
£17Bla Bla Bus
Thu
Sep 26
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£15Flixbus
Fri
Sep 27
£74Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
Sat
Sep 28
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£15Flixbus
Sun
Sep 29
£56Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
Mon
Sep 30
£51Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
Tue
Oct 1
£46Deutsche Bahn with connection
£16Eurolines France
Wed
Oct 2
£42Deutsche Bahn with connection
£18Flixbus
Thu
Oct 3
£56Thalys
£15Flixbus
Fri
Oct 4
£56Thalys
£15Flixbus
Sat
Oct 5
£56Thalys
£15Flixbus
Sun
Oct 6
£113Thalys
£20Flixbus
Mon
Oct 7
£56Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus

The fastest trains

from Paris
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

3 h 20 m

Average

4 h 57 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

403 km

Of the 24 train that leave Paris for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 403 km distance in an average of 4 h 57 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 20 m .

The slowest train will take 7 h 3 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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11:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 15:15Cologne Hbf
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£1631One-way
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15:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 19:15Cologne Hbf
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£1631One-way
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17:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 21:15Cologne Hbf
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£1631One-way
2nd Fastest
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07:55Paris Gare du Nord3h21 11:16Cologne Hbf
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£1131One-way
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06:13Paris Gare du Nord3h35 09:48Cologne Hbf
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£1131One-way

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Journey Summary

Paris to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 2 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £48
Trains depart from:Paris
Trains arrive in:Cologne
Distance:403 km
TrainTrain Companies:Thalys, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Paris to Cologne

Two providers operate trains to Cologne from Paris with over a dozen daily departures seven days a week. There are four direct trains a day with journey times of around 3.5 hours. Other services involve transfers in German cities and travel times of up to 7 hours. Departures start in the early morning and continue until early evening. Trains leave from either Paris Gare de l'Est or Gare du Nord and arrive at Cologne Hbf.

Which train companies travel from Paris to Cologne?

Trains from Paris to Cologne are operated by either the French-Belgian high-speed train provider Thalys or by the German national rail carrier Deutsche Bahn (DB). Both train types are comfortable with luggage space, power outlets, wifi and onboard catering.

How long is the train from Paris to Cologne?

The journey time of trains to Cologne from Paris varies according to the route taken and the waiting times at transfer stations. Direct services take approximately 3.5 hours while connecting routes take from four to seven hours. Transfers are made at Mannheim Hbf, Karlsruhe Hbf or Frankfurt Main Hbf.

How many trains are there from Paris to Cologne?

There are around 14 departures a day on routes from Paris to Cologne. Sunday services are slightly reduced with the first train departing later in the morning. On weekdays and Saturdays, departures start at around 6:30 a.m. and continue until early evening.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Cologne?

Departure station:Trains on routes from Paris to Cologne depart from either Paris Gare de l'Est or Paris Gare du Nord. Both are large stations with good transport links to Paris by Metro and local buses. Facilities at both stations include car parking, taxi ranks, wifi, toilets, left luggage storage, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Arrival station:All trains to Cologne from Paris arrive at Cologne Hbf which is located in the heart of the city. Cologne's main historic and tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of the station. Transport links include taxis, S-Bahn trains and local buses. The station has left luggage lockers, ATMs, toilets, shops, food kiosks, cafes and restaurants.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Paris
Cologne
TrainGare Saint-Lazare

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TrainParis Gare Montparnasse

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TrainParis Gare d'Austerlitz

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TrainParis Gare de Lyon

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
TrainParis Gare de l'Est

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TrainParis Gare du Nord

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
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