Paris to Cologne train

Sat, 25 May
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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Cologne

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
12:543h21
Paris Gare du Nord
16:15Cologne Hbf
£1721One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:553h20
Paris Gare du Nord
12:15Cologne Hbf
£1721One-way
1 change

Train timetableParis to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn
08:553h20
Paris Gare du Nord
12:15Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
12:543h21
Paris Gare du Nord
16:15Cologne Hbf
1 change

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Train times from Paris to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

3 h 20 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

403 km

To travel from Paris to Cologne you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:553h20
Paris Gare du Nord
12:15Cologne Hbf
£1721One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
12:543h21
Paris Gare du Nord
16:15Cologne Hbf
£1721One-way
1 change

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The train journey from Paris to Cologne was pleasant overall. Although the train was slightly delayed, the journey was still comfortable. The atmosphere moving was friendly and the staff went out of their way to help passengers. The seats were comfortable and there was a power outlet for mobile phones and laptops. Despite the lack of spectacular views, there was interesting scenery to explore along the way. Overall, an acceptable and worthwhile train journey.
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IconRude conductor
Actually, everything was very positive, we arrived in Cologne on time and quickly and the journey was very pleasant. The temperature on the train was pleasant, the seats were very comfortable and we even had two power sockets at our seat. In addition, we were allowed to use the free wifi and the toilets were surprisingly clean. Nevertheless, the conductor was a bit impersonal and the on-board bistro was unfortunately closed.
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IconVery tasty food
That was a great journey in second class. I still can't believe that I only got from country to country for €39, and what's more, I was so comfortable on the train. The seats were very comfortable, so I was able to fall asleep. The wifi was great and I had a power socket too. I felt comfortable because there were lockers. I had a lot of space in my seat. Great ride and praise goes out to the kitchen as the food was very tasty.
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The journey was very pleasant overall, as it was not noisy on the train and it was easy to relax. It was also clean for the most part. The train arrived in Cologne on time. Unfortunately, apart from the ticket inspector, there was no staff to provide food and drink. The train also had no wifi and the windows were a bit scratched.
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IconNot much space
I took the train from Paris to Cologne. It was really a very pleasant journey, because of course you can't stand in traffic jams. Even if you don't have so much space, the journey is very pleasant. We were there in less than 5 hours. I would do it again and again.
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The journey was long, made more pleasant by the comfortable and cleaned seats. The toilets were also cleaned. The power sockets also worked, only with the wifi there were problems in the meantime. The train also arrived at its destination on time. The food was warm and tasted good, but unfortunately the staff were not so nice. Nevertheless, I recommend the trip.
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My train arrived on time, which meant that I also arrived at my destination on time. The train ran at a very good speed. It was neither too cold nor too hot. It was very comfortable on the train. I liked that the service was very good. There was a lot of choice of food, which also tasted good. This trip was a great experience and didn't feel as long as it was. It deserves 5 stars and a recommendation. Also, the view was great.
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IconThe general cleanliness
The train looked very beautiful from the outside, as well as from the inside. The lights on the train were colourful, which looked very nice. The train also provided very good wifi. The staff entertained the children, although it was not their job, the children were very happy and thanked the nice staff. In general, the train was very clean and I felt very comfortable. The food was delivered very quickly and was also good. The trip gets 5 out of 5 stars and I recommend it to everyone.
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IconLoudspeaker system hard to understand
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My return journey from Paris by train to Cologne Central Station was better than the outward journey. The train was again over-punctual and also left on time. The crew was very nice and helpful. The train had fast wifi, which was good enough for working on the laptop. There were 2 sockets at each seat, which, unlike on the outward journey, worked this time. The seats were extremely comfortable and there was plenty of room for your feet! The train and the other passengers were very quiet, although the driver's hands-free system was too quiet and a bit noisy. This time I also tried the on-board restaurant, which was friendly, the food was a bit canteen-like, but what can you expect? The online reservation worked well, only the search for a seat was a bit overwhelming for me. The hygiene on the train was good, only the toilet could have been bigger and cleaner. As on the outward journey, there was no need to change trains, which reassured me somewhat. The price was a bit high, but the speed of the journey (3 hours) made it ok. Overall I am very satisfied, the journey was better than the outward journey to Paris.
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IconFast and convenient
IconSmooth and punctual travelling
IconBistro, wifi, sockets, toilet
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IconToilet odour
IconLess space in the standard version
IconEarly booking for more space
Travelling back from Paris on the Eurostar is a suitably relaxing end to the holiday. The equipment offers wifi, albeit only with 3 Mbit in the standard compartment, but with two sockets per pair of seats. You travel very comfortably in Standard, with very comfortable seats and plenty of peace and quiet and the option of a pleasant bistro with a good selection of snacks and sandwiches as well as alcoholic drinks. The toilets have a typical railway smell. The Eurostar runs very punctually. The on-board staff are very friendly and checking tickets is very practical, as you can immediately count the number of passengers on a ticket - this is quick and practical for the staff too. The journey time of just over 3 hours from/to Cologne is unbeatable. As a family, you experience the greatest comfort here and have a great holiday. Especially because you don't have to change trains. However, you have to book early to be able to enjoy a four-seater with table as a family.
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IconComfortable seats
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IconNice staff
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IconMassive delay
IconStuffy air on the train
IconDirty seats
The Eurostar journey from Paris to Cologne turned out to be an exhausting journey. In the end, we were almost 2 hours late as there was a technical problem with the train. A new train had to be sent from Paris to pick us up so that we could continue our journey. The price-performance ratio was only okay, but the staff were very friendly and offered us free snacks and water while we waited.
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IconMuch delay
IconExpensive train
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The journey to Cologne from Paris was very pleasant. The friendly staff and the comfortable seats with great wifi made the journey a great experience. Overall, the train journey is quite short compared to the car journey. Unfortunately, we were very late as the train was faulty. The air was also quite stuffy and it was very crowded on the train, which is also quite expensive per journey. But all in all, it was a great journey and worth recommending!

Overview: Train from Paris to Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£145 (€162)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3)

Trains from Paris to Cologne cover the 249 miles long route taking on average 3 h 20 min with our travel partners like Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £145, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £73. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and TGV trains Paris to Cologne

For as little as £87 you can travel by train between Paris and Cologne with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and TGV. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

TGV is a high-speed train company based in France with trains from Paris to Cologne. It operates a fleet of modern, high-speed trains that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h. The TGV offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, TGV InOui, and TGV OuiGo. Each train type offers different amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and comfortable seating. The TGV also offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi, and Prem's. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for TGV are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

FAQs: Paris to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Paris to Cologne 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 Paris to Cologne.
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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Cologne can start from as little as £73 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Paris to Cologne is £145; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Paris to Cologne is 3 h 20 min   to travel the 249 mile long trip, with around there are 3 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Paris to Cologne leaves at 05: 55. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Paris to Cologne leaves at 20: 55.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Cologne without having to change trains with Eurostar or SNCF (3). There are 3 direct trains from Paris to Cologne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Paris to Cologne with Thalys, TGV or Eurostar. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3).
The high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to Cologne takes 3 h 20 min   on average.
Take the Paris to Cologne train with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Paris and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 55.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord, which is located around 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cologne from Paris is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Paris to Cologne is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Paris to Cologne including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Paris and Cologne

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Cologne
Paris Gare du Nord is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 890640650
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Montparnasse
Metro lines: 4, 6, 12, 13
Bus lines: 28, 39, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96
Train lines: TGV, OUIGO, Intercités, Transilien N, TER Normandie, TER Centre
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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WifiWifi
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
Paris
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités

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