The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 56 m
3 h 19 m
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It's difficult to get from Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe without transferring at least once.
|Distance||170 miles (274 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 9 min|
|Average train ticket price||$28 (€24)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express or Thalys|
Trains from Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe cover the 170 miles (274 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 9 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express or Thalys. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $24 (€21), but the average price of train tickets is $28 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Gare de Lille-Europe.
Find the best trains between Cologne Hbf and Lille, Lille Europe with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from $24 (€21). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Train information from Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe with Thalys:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe train.
Train information from Cologne Hbf to Lille, Lille Europe with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Cologne Hbf, Germany and Lille, Lille Europe, France by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Lille, Lille Europe before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lille, Lille Europe to Cologne Hbf is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Cologne Hbf from Lille, Lille Europe here.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Gare de Lille-Europe.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Lille, Lille Europe most often arrive at Gare de Lille-Europe and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from this train station to the city center.
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