The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Antwerp is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
2 h 23 m
6 h 9 m
Trains per day
Of the 10 trains that leave Cologne for Antwerp every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||112 miles (180 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 38 min|
|Average train ticket price||$51 (€44)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Thalys or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Antwerp cover the 112 miles (180 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 38 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€40), but the average price of train tickets is $51 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Antwerp.
For as little as $47 (€40) you can travel by train to Antwerp from Cologne with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
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 to Antwerp train.
Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Antwerp train information:
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Antwerp from Cologne with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Thalys tickets between Cologne and Antwerp are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with Thalys between Cologne and Antwerp 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 112 miles (180 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 to Antwerp routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thalys Cologne to Antwerp 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 Antwerp with Thalys!
There are several trains from Cologne to Antwerp Centraal every day. Various train companies offer transfer connections on this route. The fastest journey takes about 3 hours. The first train from Cologne to Antwerp starts early in the morning and arrives about 5 hours later.
Numerous train companies offer connections by train from Cologne to Antwerp, including Deutsche Bahn and Thalys. The first connection of the day is offered by Deutsche Bahn.
The train from Cologne to Antwerp covers the 200 kilometer distance in 2 hours 24 minutes. Transfer connections with several intermediate stops usually take longer and can take up to 11 hours 18 minutes.
There are about 50 connections daily between Cologne and Antwerp, 350 per week.
Central Station Cologne. Cologne Central Station is located in the middle of the city center in close proximity to Cologne Cathedral. The main station can be easily reached by public transport.
Antwerp Centraal. Antwerp Centraal is located near the old town and the famous zoo. From here there are numerous train connections to other Belgian cities and to Paris.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Antwerp as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Antwerp to Cologne is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. 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 from Antwerp here.
Some of the Cologne train stations to Antwerp you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Antwerp include Antwerp and Antwerp, Berchem Driekoningen.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf and arriving in Antwerp.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Antwerp and need to travel approximately 0 miles (6 m) from the train station to the city center in Antwerp.
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