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Train Information to Cologne from Bordeaux

distanceDistance545 miles (879 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV or Thalys

Trains from Bordeaux to Cologne cover the 545 miles (879 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 55 min with our travel partners like TGV or Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Thalys

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Bordeaux to Cologne with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Thalys train between Bordeaux and Cologne online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Thalys train from Bordeaux to Cologne, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Thalys train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 545 miles (879 km) route between Bordeaux and Cologne as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Bordeaux and Cologne, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Thalys Bordeaux to Cologne train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Thalys train ticket from Bordeaux to Cologne:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

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Trains from Bordeaux to Cologne
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I'm coming from Bordeaux, France by train?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Bordeaux restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bordeaux?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Bordeaux closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Bordeaux, France from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Bordeaux, France from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Bordeaux from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Bordeaux from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is it from Bordeaux to Cologne by train?
The Bordeaux to Cologne train distance is approximately 545 miles (879 km).
How long is the train from Bordeaux to Cologne?
The Bordeaux to Cologne train duration is on average 16 h 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 545 miles (879 km) to Cologne from Bordeaux. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Bordeaux and arrival train station in Cologne?

Some of the Bordeaux train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Bordeaux-Benauge and Bordeaux. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bordeaux Saint-Jean   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Bordeaux located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Bordeaux Saint-Jean, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Bordeaux.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Cologne.

Which train companies should I travel with from Bordeaux to Cologne?
For the route from Bordeaux to Cologne you can take a train with TGV or Thalys. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Cologne from Bordeaux on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Cologne from Bordeaux a day?
The average number of trains departing Bordeaux for Cologne is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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