Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf train

Cheap train tickets from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for Jun 28

Cheapest

36

Average

41

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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04:23PMBrussels-Central1h53 06:16PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
361One-way
Cheapest
06:23AMBrussels-Central1h53 08:16AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
361One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 02:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 04:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:23AMBrussels-Central1h52 10:15AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way

Train schedule from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf

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06:23AMBrussels-Central1h53 08:16AMCologne Hbf
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08:23AMBrussels-Central1h52 10:15AMCologne Hbf
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10:24AMBrussels-Central1h51 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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12:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 02:15PMCologne Hbf
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02:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 04:15PMCologne Hbf
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04:23PMBrussels-Central1h53 06:16PMCologne Hbf
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06:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 08:15PMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for Jun 28

Fastest Journey

1 h 51 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

183 km

It's difficult to get from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf without transferring at least once.

Fastest
12:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 02:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way
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02:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 04:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way
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10:24AMBrussels-Central1h51 12:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way
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06:24PMBrussels-Central1h51 08:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way
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08:23AMBrussels-Central1h52 10:15AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
431One-way

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Overview: Train from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price$43 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys 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.

Train providers: Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf trains

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
Deutsche Bahn

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:

    • Average Duration: 1 h 54 min
    • Average Price: $36
    • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

    Travel Tips: Trains from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf

    Travel by train to Cologne Hbf 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 Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf.
    FAQs

    Travel between Brussels-Central, Belgium and Cologne Hbf, Germany by train is: Fully open.

    What is the status of international entry into Germany from Belgium?

    International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Brussels-Central?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne Hbf, Germany?

    When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    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

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Belgium from Germany?

    Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Cologne Hbf?

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels-Central, Belgium?

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

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Recommended

    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.

    Train tickets to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $36 (€32)  one way in the next 7 days.
    The Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf train ticket price is on average $43 (€39)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
    The train distance from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf is around 113 miles (182 km).
    The train time from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf is on average 1 h 51 min  for the 113 miles (182 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    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.

    Take the Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf train with Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The average number of trains departing Brussels-Central for Cologne Hbf is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train departing from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf leaves at 6: 19 AM. The last train departing from Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf leaves at 6: 23 PM. You can find the latest Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    You can find trains to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central to cost on average $43 (€39) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Brussels-Central to Cologne Hbf train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Trains departing from Brussels-Central

    Distance from Brussels-Central to city center
    Distance from Brussels-Central to city center
    0.7 miles (1.2 km)
    Ticket Office Hours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
    How to get to this station?
    How to get to this station?
    Metro lines: 1, 5
    Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)
    Nearest Airport
    Nearest Airport
    Brussels Airport
    9 miles (14 km)
    How to get to nearest airport?
    How to get to nearest airport?
    The airport can be reached from the station via the IC 2818 train, which will take about 20 minutes.
    Amenities at station
    Wifi
    Wifi
    Free Wi-Fi available in Starbucks.
    ATM
    ATM
    ATM machine is downstairs from the main entrance on the right side.
    Lockers
    Lockers
    Luggage lockers are located on Level 0 near Platforms 1 and 2.
    Dining
    Dining
    Starbucks | Brasserie 28 Brewery | Panos | Delitraiteur Eat & Go
    Car Rentals
    Car Rentals
    SIXT
    Information Desk
    Information Desk
    Travel Center / information desk is located on the left side from the main entrance.
    Accessibility
    Accessibility
    Station has a wide range of facilities for passengers with limited mobility: elevators and escalators to platforms, wheelchair lifts and mobile ramps, barrier-free toilets and accessible parking spaces. Additional assistance can be contacted via the SNCB Mobility Call Center.

    Trains arriving to Cologne Hbf

    Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
    Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
    1 mile (1.6 km)
    Ticket Office Hours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    How to get to this station?
    How to get to this station?
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
    Nearest Airport
    Nearest Airport
    Cologne/Bonn Airport
    9 miles (15 km)
    How to get to nearest airport?
    How to get to nearest airport?
    Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
    Amenities at station
    Wifi
    Wifi
    Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
    ATM
    ATM
    There are various ATMs around the station.
    Lockers
    Lockers
    There are luggage lockers in the station.
    Parking
    Parking
    Opening Hours: 24/7 Parking space: 410 (including handicapped parking spaces) Parking Pricing: €1. 80 per hour | €18. 00 per day
    Shopping
    Shopping
    Dining
    Dining
    Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
    Car Rentals
    Car Rentals
    Avis | Europcar | SIXT
    Information Desk
    Information Desk
    One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
    Accessibility
    Accessibility
    Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or [email protected] Com.

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