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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 Cologne to Bruges will cost around $ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 47.
This is the last train of the day.
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3 h 8 m
3 h 15 m
Trains per day
Of the 7 trains that leave Cologne for Bruges every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 262 km distance in an average of 3 h 15 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 8 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 19 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||162 miles (262 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||$55 (€49)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Cologne to Bruges cover the 162 miles (262 km) long route taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $43 (€39), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brugge.
Deutsche Bahn and Thalys trains will get you between Cologne and Bruges from $43 (€39). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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 from Cologne to Bruges. 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.
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Bruges and when traveling by train:
A trip by train from Cologne to Bruges takes about 3 hours. You can travel several times per hour from Cologne to Bruges.
Travelers can travel from Cologne to Bruges on trains operated by Deutsche Bahn and the Belgian train company Thalys.
No direct connections are offered on the Cologne - Bruges route. The fastest connection requiring a change takes about 3 hours.
There is at least one train connection per hour between Cologne and Bruges. You can take the train from Cologne to Bruges about 30 times a day, and there are about 200 train connections per week on the route.
At which station does the train start in Cologne? Cologne's main train station enjoys a central location and is only a few hundred metres from the famous Cologne Cathedral. You can travel from the main station to other parts of the city by tram or S-Bahn. There is also an excellent connection to Cologne/Bonn Airport. The S19 leaves for the airport every 10 minutes, the journey takes about 12 minutes.
At which station does the train arrive in Bruges? The station is located on the southwestern edge of the city center and is optimally connected to it by public transport. By bus you can reach the market, the central square in the heart of the city, in about 10 minutes.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Bruges, Belgium by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open 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 5/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Bruges from Cologne as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Bruges is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Bruges closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Bruges, your train can arrive in train stations including Brugge and Brugge-St. -Pieters.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf to Brugge.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Bruges most often arrive at Brugge and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from this train station to the city center.
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