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The cheapest trains

from Cologne
to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Cheapest

$42

Average

$61

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Brussels will cost around $ 61 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 42.

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18:43Cologne Hbf2h21 21:04Brussels-Midi
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$421One-way
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13:47Cologne Hbf3h14 17:01Brussels-Midi
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$501One-way
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12:47Cologne Hbf3h14 16:01Brussels-Midi
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$501One-way
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19:47Cologne Hbf3h17 23:04Brussels-Midi
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$501One-way
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08:48Cologne Hbf3h16 12:04Brussels-Midi
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$501One-way

Train Times

Cologne to Brussels

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01:40Cologne Hbf6h55 08:35Brussels-Midi
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05:47Cologne Hbf3h18 09:05Brussels-Midi
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06:44Cologne Hbf1h52 08:36Brussels-Midi
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06:44Cologne Hbf2h21 09:05Brussels-Midi
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06:48Cologne Hbf3h16 10:04Brussels-Midi
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07:42Cologne Hbf1h53 09:35Brussels-Midi
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07:47Cologne Hbf3h17 11:04Brussels-Midi
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08:44Cologne Hbf1h51 10:35Brussels-Midi
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08:44Cologne Hbf2h20 11:04Brussels-Midi
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08:48Cologne Hbf3h16 12:04Brussels-Midi
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09:43Cologne Hbf1h52 11:35Brussels-Midi
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09:48Cologne Hbf3h16 13:04Brussels-Midi
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10:48Cologne Hbf3h16 14:04Brussels-Midi
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11:43Cologne Hbf1h52 13:35Brussels-Midi
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11:48Cologne Hbf3h16 15:04Brussels-Midi
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12:42Cologne Hbf1h53 14:35Brussels-Midi
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12:42Cologne Hbf2h22 15:04Brussels-Midi
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12:47Cologne Hbf3h14 16:01Brussels-Midi
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13:43Cologne Hbf1h52 15:35Brussels-Midi
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13:47Cologne Hbf3h14 17:01Brussels-Midi
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14:48Cologne Hbf3h42 18:30Brussels-Midi
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15:43Cologne Hbf1h52 17:35Brussels-Midi
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16:04Cologne Hbf3h00 19:04Brussels-Midi
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16:43Cologne Hbf1h52 18:35Brussels-Midi
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16:43Cologne Hbf2h21 19:04Brussels-Midi
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16:47Cologne Hbf3h17 20:04Brussels-Midi
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17:43Cologne Hbf1h52 19:35Brussels-Midi
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18:43Cologne Hbf1h52 20:35Brussels-Midi
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18:43Cologne Hbf2h21 21:04Brussels-Midi
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19:43Cologne Hbf1h52 21:35Brussels-Midi
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19:47Cologne Hbf3h17 23:04Brussels-Midi
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21:15Cologne Hbf8h47 06:02Brussels-Midi
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Fri
Sep 20
$42Thalys
$10Bla Bla Bus
Sat
Sep 21
$35Deutsche Bahn
$10Bla Bla Bus
Sun
Sep 22
$42Thalys
$10Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Sep 23
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Tue
Sep 24
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Wed
Sep 25
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Thu
Sep 26
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Fri
Sep 27
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Sat
Sep 28
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Sun
Sep 29
$29Deutsche Bahn
$6Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Sep 30
$36Thalys
$6Bla Bla Bus
Tue
Oct 1
$36Thalys
$10Bla Bla Bus
Wed
Oct 2
$36Thalys
$10Bla Bla Bus
Thu
Oct 3
$36Thalys
$10Bla Bla Bus
Fri
Oct 4
$35Deutsche Bahn
$10Bla Bla Bus
Sat
Oct 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Bla Bla Bus
Sun
Oct 6
$35Deutsche Bahn
$10Bla Bla Bus
Mon
Oct 7
$36Thalys
$10Bla Bla Bus
Tue
Oct 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Bla Bla Bus
Wed
Oct 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Bla Bla Bus

The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Fastest Journey

1 h 51 m

Average

2 h 53 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

183 km

Of the 32 train that leave Cologne for Brussels every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 183 km distance in an average of 2 h 53 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 51 m .

The slowest train will take 8 h 47 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.

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08:44Cologne Hbf1h51 10:35Brussels-Midi
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$771One-way
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18:43Cologne Hbf1h52 20:35Brussels-Midi
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$851One-way
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17:43Cologne Hbf1h52 19:35Brussels-Midi
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$711One-way
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15:43Cologne Hbf1h52 17:35Brussels-Midi
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$711One-way
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16:43Cologne Hbf1h52 18:35Brussels-Midi
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$771One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Brussels Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 10 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $26
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Brussels
Distance:183 km
TrainTrain Companies:Thalys, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Brussels

Passengers wishing to visit the Belgian capital from Cologne will find rail travel a great choice. Frequent, direct departures leave the German city, heading for Brussels, with journey times of under two hours. Passengers can expect 11 direct departures, with over a dozen indirect services, though these can take closer to 9 hours. All trains depart from Cologne Hbf and arrive at Brussels-Midi Station, with departures spread throughout the day giving travelers flexibility when making plans.

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Brussels?

Two main providers offer routes from Cologne to Brussels. German-owned Deutsche Bahn (DB) and high-speed service Thalys share the route. Both companies provide modern carriages with comfortable seating, luggage space, power sockets, wifi access, and onboard dining options.

How long is the train from Cologne to Brussels?

The route from Cologne to Brussels is not a long one. The fastest direct trains from Cologne to Brussels take just one hour 50 minutes to complete the journey. Connecting services can take significantly longer, with some routes taking up to nine hours depending on the number of connections required and transfer times. Connecting routes require from one to three connections at stations such as Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Aachen, and Welkenraedt.

How many trains are there from Cologne to Brussels?

Whenever passengers decide to travel, they can expect 11 direct trains a day to Brussels from Cologne with a further range of connecting services. Departures are spread throughout the day, beginning in the early hours of the morning, with at least one departure an hour until mid-evening. Some evening departures travel overnight to arrive in Brussels the following morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cologne to Brussels?

Departure train station: Trains between the two cities all depart from Cologne Hbf. This is the city's main station and it is conveniently located close to Cologne's historic and cultural attractions. To arrive at the airport, passengers can use S-Bahn trains, local buses, and taxis. Facilities at Cologne Hbf include car parking, wifi, left luggage lockers, toilets, cafes, restaurants, and food kiosks.

Arrival train station: All trains to Brussels from Cologne arrive at Brussels-Midi Station. Centrally located in the city the station is a large and busy hub for international train services, including high-speed Eurostar services. Onward travel is easy, thanks to the great links to metro trains, local buses, and taxis as well as a frequent shuttle service to Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Station facilities include car parking, wifi, left luggage storage, toilets shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Brussels
TrainKöln Hbf

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