Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Cheapest

30

Average

43

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne Hbf1h58 08:40AMBrussels-Central
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301One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:40PMCologne Hbf2h00 08:40PMBrussels-Central
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341One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:53PMCologne Hbf12h30 08:23AMBrussels-Central
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421One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:30AMCologne Hbf2h10 08:40AMBrussels-Central
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521One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:30PMCologne Hbf2h10 06:40PMBrussels-Central
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561One-way

Train schedule from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, January 28
Deutsche Bahn
06:30AMCologne Hbf2h10 08:40AMBrussels-Central
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Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne Hbf1h58 08:40AMBrussels-Central
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Deutsche Bahn
04:30PMCologne Hbf2h10 06:40PMBrussels-Central
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Deutsche Bahn
06:40PMCologne Hbf2h00 08:40PMBrussels-Central
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Deutsche Bahn
07:53PMCologne Hbf12h30 08:23AMBrussels-Central
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Fastest train times from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Fastest Journey

1 h 58 m

Average

4 h 9 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

183 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne Hbf for Brussels-Central every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne Hbf1h58 08:40AMBrussels-Central
0 transfers
301One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:40PMCologne Hbf2h00 08:40PMBrussels-Central
0 transfers
341One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:30PMCologne Hbf2h10 06:40PMBrussels-Central
0 transfers
561One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:30AMCologne Hbf2h10 08:40AMBrussels-Central
0 transfers
521One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:53PMCologne Hbf12h30 08:23AMBrussels-Central
0 transfers
421One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys, Deutsche Bahn or Nightjet

Trains from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central cover the 113 miles (182 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like Thalys, Deutsche Bahn or Nightjet. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $45 (€39), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bruxelles-Central.

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

Buy your official Thalys, ÖBB Nightjet and Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne Hbf and Brussels-Central from $23 (€20) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

ÖBB Nightjet
Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

ÖBB Nightjet tickets between Cologne Hbf and Brussels-Central are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with ÖBB Nightjet to Brussels-Central from Cologne Hbf all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current ÖBB Nightjet train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 113 miles (182 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the ÖBB Nightjet train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best ÖBB Nightjet Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the ÖBB Nightjet train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Brussels-Central with ÖBB Nightjet!

Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train information with ÖBB Nightjet:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 39 min
  • ÖBB Nightjet frequency: 1 a day

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Cologne Hbf and Brussels-Central with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Thalys tickets between Cologne Hbf and Brussels-Central are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with Thalys to Brussels-Central from Cologne Hbf all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Thalys train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 113 miles (182 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thalys Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Brussels-Central 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 to Brussels-Central from 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.

      Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central

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

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

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

      International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

      Conditions of entry:

      • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

      The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne Hbf and Brussels-Central before traveling.

      Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Unrestricted.

      Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central?

      Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

      Requirements for reentering:

      • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

      Last checked on 1/24/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne Hbf from Brussels-Central.

      Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central to cost as little as $23 (€20)  in the next 7 days.
      The Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train ticket price is on average $45 (€39)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
      The distance from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central by train is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
      The Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train duration is on average 1 h 52 min, which is to be expected when traveling 113 miles (182 km) from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

      Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Bruxelles-Central.

      You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne Hbf. The most popular arrival train station in Brussels-Central, called Bruxelles-Central, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city center.

      If you're looking for trains from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central, you can rely on Thalys, Deutsche Bahn or Nightjet to get you to Brussels-Central. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      On average, there is 1 train a day from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central train departs at 8: 42 AM   and the last train from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central leaves at 8: 42 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
      The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne Hbf to Brussels-Central is on average $45 (€39) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Brussels-Central from Cologne Hbf available a few months in advance.

      Trains departing from Cologne Hbf

      Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
      Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
      1.1 miles (1.7 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.

      Trains arriving to Brussels-Central

      Distance from Brussels-Central to city center
      Distance from Brussels-Central to city center
      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.

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