Trains from Brussels to Cologne

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The cheapest trains

from Brussels
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Aug 20

Cheapest

$40

Average

$59

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Brussels to Cologne will cost around $ 59 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 40.

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09:25Brussels-Midi1h5111:16Cologne Hbf
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$401One-way
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07:55Brussels-Midi1h5309:48Cologne Hbf
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$401One-way
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08:56Brussels-Midi2h2011:16Cologne Hbf
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$471One-way
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14:25Brussels-Midi1h5016:15Cologne Hbf
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$511One-way
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18:25Brussels-Midi1h5020:15Cologne Hbf
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$511One-way

Train Times

Brussels to Cologne

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06:25Brussels-Midi1h5008:15Cologne Hbf
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06:28Brussels-Midi3h4410:12Cologne Hbf
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07:28Brussels-Midi3h4411:12Cologne Hbf
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07:55Brussels-Midi1h5309:48Cologne Hbf
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08:23Brussels-Midi1h5210:15Cologne Hbf
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08:28Brussels-Midi3h4412:12Cologne Hbf
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08:56Brussels-Midi2h2011:16Cologne Hbf
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09:25Brussels-Midi1h5111:16Cologne Hbf
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10:25Brussels-Midi1h5012:15Cologne Hbf
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10:28Brussels-Midi3h4414:12Cologne Hbf
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12:25Brussels-Midi1h5014:15Cologne Hbf
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12:28Brussels-Midi3h4416:12Cologne Hbf
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12:57Brussels-Midi2h1815:15Cologne Hbf
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13:25Brussels-Midi1h5015:15Cologne Hbf
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13:28Brussels-Midi3h4417:12Cologne Hbf
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14:25Brussels-Midi1h5016:15Cologne Hbf
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14:28Brussels-Midi3h4418:12Cologne Hbf
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15:28Brussels-Midi3h4419:12Cologne Hbf
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16:22Brussels-Midi1h5318:15Cologne Hbf
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16:27Brussels-Midi3h4520:12Cologne Hbf
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16:56Brussels-Midi2h1919:15Cologne Hbf
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17:27Brussels-Midi1h4819:15Cologne Hbf
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18:25Brussels-Midi1h5020:15Cologne Hbf
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18:28Brussels-Midi4h1222:40Cologne Hbf
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18:57Brussels-Midi2h1821:15Cologne Hbf
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19:25Brussels-Midi1h5021:15Cologne Hbf
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22:57Brussels-Midi8h5707:54Cologne Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Mon
Aug 19
$50Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Tue
Aug 20
$36Thalys
$13Flixbus
Wed
Aug 21
$35Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Thu
Aug 22
$36Thalys
$13Flixbus
Fri
Aug 23
$29Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Sat
Aug 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Sun
Aug 25
$29Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Mon
Aug 26
$36Thalys
$13Flixbus
Tue
Aug 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Wed
Aug 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Thu
Aug 29
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Fri
Aug 30
$29Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Sat
Aug 31
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Sun
Sep 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Mon
Sep 2
$29Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
Tue
Sep 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
Wed
Sep 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
Thu
Sep 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
Fri
Sep 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
Sat
Sep 7
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
Sun
Sep 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus

The fastest trains

from Brussels
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Aug 20

Fastest Journey

1h 48m

Average

2h 53m

Trains per day

27

Distance

183 km

Of the 27 train that leave Brussels for Cologne every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 183 km distance in an average of 2h 53m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 48m .

The slowest train will take 8h 57m 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.

Fastest
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17:27Brussels-Midi1h4819:15Cologne Hbf
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$851One-way
2nd Fastest
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14:25Brussels-Midi1h5016:15Cologne Hbf
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$511One-way
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12:25Brussels-Midi1h5014:15Cologne Hbf
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$641One-way
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18:25Brussels-Midi1h5020:15Cologne Hbf
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$511One-way
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06:25Brussels-Midi1h5008:15Cologne Hbf
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$511One-way

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Journey Summary

Brussels to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 10 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $24
Trains depart from:Brussels
Trains arrive in:Cologne
Distance:183 km
TrainTrain Companies:Thalys, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Brussels to Cologne

Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international connections within the continent. Trains from Brussels to Cologne run every day of the week. Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, and SNCB operate all trains traveling from Brussels to Cologne. Train services operate from 6:24 a.m until 11:00 p.m. There are usually approximately 50 trains traveling from Brussels to Cologne per day. Some train journeys are direct, while others require either a transfer in Liege or 2 transfers in Welkenraedt and Aachen depending on the service chosen. All trains depart from either Brussels' Midi, Central, or Congres train station and arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof.

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Brussels to Cologne Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Brussels to Cologne when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€52

1 Day in Advance

€50

1 Week in Advance

€47

2 Weeks in Advance

€44

1 Month in Advance

€38

3 Months in Advance

€34

Brussels to Cologne Trains: General Information

Travelers can offset some of the cost of Brussels to Cologne train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Brussels to Cologne trains are run by either Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, and SNCB.
  • autobus Some Brussels to Cologne trains are direct; however, most trains either require a transfer in Liege or 2 transfers in Welkenraedt and Aachen. All trains depart from either Brussels' Midi, Central, or Congres train station and arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof.
  • autobus The Brussels to Cologne train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 47 minutes to arrive in Cologne.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Brussels to Cologne train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Brussels to Cologne trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 4% cheaper to book a train ticket a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the train station.
  • It is 10% cheaper to book a train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Brussels to Cologne train costs are 27% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

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Best fares for trains from Brussels to Cologne

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Deutsche Bahn
06:231h 52m08:15
BrusselsCologne
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:251h 50m06:15
BrusselsCologne
Fastest Trains from Brussels to Cologne
Wed, Aug 21
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:251h 50m06:15
BrusselsCologne
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:251h 50m06:15
BrusselsCologne
Tue, Aug 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:251h 50m06:15
BrusselsCologne
Return Train Tickets for Cologne to Brussels
Wed, Aug 21
Train
Thalys
16:431h 52m18:35
CologneBrussels
Thu, Aug 22
Train
Thalys
10:421h 53m12:35
CologneBrussels
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Thalys
16:431h 52m18:35
CologneBrussels

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Brussels
Cologne
TrainBruxelles-Central

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5
Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainBruxelles-Midi

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TrainBruxelles-Nord

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