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.
The average ticket from Brussels-Midi to Cologne Hbf will cost around $ 52 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 37.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
1 h 50 m
2 h 11 m
Trains per day
Of the 10 trains that leave Brussels-Midi for Cologne Hbf every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 184 km distance in an average of 2 h 11 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 50 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||114 miles (184 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 50 min|
|Average train ticket price||$37 (€29)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Brussels-Midi to Cologne Hbf cover the 114 miles (184 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $37 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19).
For as little as $24 (€19) you can travel by train from Brussels-Midi to Cologne Hbf with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Brussels-Midi and Cologne Hbf with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Brussels-Midi and Cologne Hbf with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Brussels-Midi and Cologne Hbf as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Brussels-Midi to Cologne Hbf train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Brussels-Midi and Cologne Hbf on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 114 miles (184 km) journey from Brussels-Midi to Cologne Hbf with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.
Thalys has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Thalys tickets between Brussels-Midi and Cologne Hbf and when traveling by train:
Travel between Brussels-Midi, Belgium and Cologne Hbf, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially 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 9/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Midi before traveling.
Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.
Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/22/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Brussels-Midi from Cologne Hbf.
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