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.
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2 h 2 m
2 h 15 m
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Of the 9 trains that leave Brussels Airport for Cologne every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||107 miles (172 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h|
|Average train ticket price||$57 (€53)|
|Train companies||Thalys or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Brussels Airport to Cologne cover the 107 miles (172 km) long route taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $57 (€53), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $52 (€47).
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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train to Cologne from Brussels Airport. 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 bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Brussels Airport to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Cologne from Brussels Airport with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
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Travel between Brussels Airport, Belgium and Cologne, Germany by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Brussels Airport as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Brussels Airport is: Fully open
Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Brussels Airport from Cologne here.
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