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1 h 51 m
1 h 51 m
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It's difficult to get from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf without transferring at least once.
|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 51 min|
|Average train ticket price||$43 (€39)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Thalys or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf cover the 113 miles (182 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 51 min with our travel partners like Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $36 (€32), but the average price of train tickets is $43 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Central and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Travel between Brussels-Central and Cologne Hbf from $36 (€32) with Omio’s train partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Looking for trains between Brussels-Central and Cologne Hbf? Thalys is one of the best companies to travel with on the 113 miles (182 km) route from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf. As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio quickly shows you the latest Thalys train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Thalys train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Brussels-Central - Cologne Hbf train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Thalys!
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 from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf. 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.
Train information from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Brussels-Central, Belgium and Cologne Hbf, Germany by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 6/26/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central 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 6/20/22. 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-Central from Cologne Hbf here.
Omio customers book a train from Bruxelles-Central to Köln Hbf most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Bruxelles-Central, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Brussels-Central. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne Hbf, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city center.
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