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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bruges

Showing times and prices for May 23

Cheapest

$47

Average

$58

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.

Thalys
06:43AMCologne3h18 10:01AMBruges
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$471One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne3h08 09:50AMBruges
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$561One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne3h08 08:50AMBruges
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$561One-way
Thalys
07:43AMCologne3h18 11:01AMBruges
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$621One-way
Thalys
11:42AMCologne3h19 03:01PMBruges
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$621One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Bruges

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Thalys
04:44AMCologne3h17 08:01AMBruges
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Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne3h08 08:50AMBruges
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Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne3h08 09:50AMBruges
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Thalys
06:43AMCologne3h18 10:01AMBruges
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Thalys
07:43AMCologne3h18 11:01AMBruges
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Thalys
10:42AMCologne3h19 02:01PMBruges
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Thalys
11:42AMCologne3h19 03:01PMBruges
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Mon
May 23
$56Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
May 24
$56Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$43Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Thu
May 26
$47Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Fri
May 27
$56Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Sat
May 28
$65Thalys
$21Flixbus
Sun
May 29
$65Thalys
$20Flixbus
Mon
May 30
$56Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Tue
May 31
$56Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Wed
Jun 1
$56Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Thu
Jun 2
$31Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Fri
Jun 3
$37Thalys
$27Flixbus
Sat
Jun 4
$62Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sun
Jun 5
$62Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Mon
Jun 6
$65Thalys
$20Flixbus
Tue
Jun 7
$40Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Jun 8
$44Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Thu
Jun 9
$42Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Fri
Jun 10
$31Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Sat
Jun 11
$31Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus

Fastest train times from Cologne to Bruges

Showing times and prices for May 23

Fastest Journey

3 h 8 m

Average

3 h 15 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

262 km

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.

Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne3h08 09:50AMBruges
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$561One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne3h08 08:50AMBruges
0 changes
$561One-way
Thalys
04:44AMCologne3h17 08:01AMBruges
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$621One-way
Thalys
07:43AMCologne3h18 11:01AMBruges
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$621One-way
Thalys
06:43AMCologne3h18 10:01AMBruges
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$471One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Bruges

distanceDistance162 miles (262 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Cologne to Bruges trains

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
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 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.

  • Average Price: $43

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:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Train from Cologne to Bruges

A trip by train from Cologne to Bruges takes about 3 hours. You can travel several times per hour from Cologne to Bruges.

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Bruges?

Travelers can travel from Cologne to Bruges on trains operated by Deutsche Bahn and the Belgian train company Thalys.

How long does the train journey from Cologne to Brugge take?

No direct connections are offered on the Cologne - Bruges route. The fastest connection requiring a change takes about 3 hours.

How often can you take the train from Cologne to Bruges?

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.

Stations on the line Cologne - Bruges?

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

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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.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Bruges from Cologne?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Bruges, Belgium by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Bruges, Belgium?

All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Bruges, Belgium to Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Bruges is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Bruges restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bruges?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

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.

How much does a cheap train from Cologne to Bruges cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Cologne to Bruges for the next 7 days starting from $43 (€39)  one way.

How much is a train ticket to Bruges from Cologne?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Bruges train to cost on average $55 (€49)  one way.

How far is it from Cologne to Bruges by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Bruges by train to be approximately 162 miles (262 km).

How long is a train between Cologne and Bruges on average?

While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (262 km) to Bruges from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Bruges train journey time is on average 3 h 7 min.

Which train station from Cologne to Bruges do I depart from? Which Bruges train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Bruges train station located?

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.

What train providers go from Cologne to Bruges?

For the journey from Cologne to Bruges you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Cologne to Bruges on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there between Cologne and Bruges?

On average, there are 8 trains a day from Cologne to Bruges. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Cologne to Bruges? When is the last train from Cologne to Bruges?

The first Cologne to Bruges train departs at 4: 44 AM   and the last train from Cologne to Bruges leaves at 7: 02 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne to Bruges on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Cologne to Bruges for the best deals?

You can find trains from Cologne to Bruges to cost on average $55 (€49) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Bruges train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Bruges
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Bruges.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
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