Cologne to Ghent train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Ghent

Showing times and prices for Nov 30

Cheapest

28

Average

55

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Ghent is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
06:40PMCologne2h41 09:21PMGhent
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281One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h39 08:21AMGhent
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501One-way
Thalys
03:43PMCologne2h49 06:32PMGhent
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541One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne2h39 09:21AMGhent
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581One-way
Thalys
04:44AMCologne2h52 07:36AMGhent
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581One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Ghent

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30
Thalys
04:44AMCologne2h52 07:36AMGhent
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Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h39 08:21AMGhent
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Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne2h39 09:21AMGhent
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Thalys
06:43AMCologne2h49 09:32AMGhent
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Thalys
07:43AMCologne2h49 10:32AMGhent
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Deutsche Bahn
01:40PMCologne2h31 04:11PMGhent
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Thalys
03:43PMCologne2h49 06:32PMGhent
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Deutsche Bahn
06:40PMCologne2h41 09:21PMGhent
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Ghent

Showing times and prices for Nov 30

Fastest Journey

2 h 31 m

Average

2 h 43 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

227 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Cologne for Ghent every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
01:40PMCologne2h31 04:11PMGhent
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761One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h39 08:21AMGhent
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501One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne2h39 09:21AMGhent
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581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:40PMCologne2h41 09:21PMGhent
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281One-way
Thalys
06:43AMCologne2h49 09:32AMGhent
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581One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Ghent

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Ghent cover the 140 miles (226 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $50 (€46), but the average price of train tickets is $54 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

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

Travel between Cologne and Ghent from $50 (€46) with Omio’s train partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Ghent from Cologne with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

It’s easy to book your Thalys train ticket from Cologne to Ghent online with Omio! Simply check the current Thalys train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Cologne to Ghent as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Thalys train tickets online. Prices for Thalys trains to Ghent from Cologne start at $59 (€54) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 140 miles (226 km). If you search for Thalys trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Thalys tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train to Ghent from Cologne. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cologne to Ghent Thalys train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Train information from Cologne to Ghent with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 28 min
  • Average Price: $59
  • Thalys frequency: 3 a day

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 Ghent train.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ghent train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h
  • Average Price: $50
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Ghent

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Ghent easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Ghent.
FAQs

Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Ghent, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Ghent from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Ghent closer to your date of departure here

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Ghent is: Unrestricted.

Is my return train into Cologne from Ghent restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Ghent closer to your date of departure here here.

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Cologne to Ghent for the next 7 days starting from $50 (€46)  one way.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $54 (€49)  for a train ticket from Cologne to Ghent.
The train distance from Cologne to Ghent is around 140 miles (226 km).
The Cologne to Ghent train duration is on average 2 h 49 min, which is to be expected when traveling 140 miles (226 km) to Ghent from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

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 Ghent, your train can arrive in train stations including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Gent St Pieters.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Gent St Pieters, is located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city center of Ghent.

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Ghent, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Thalys to get you to Ghent. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Ghent trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 9 trains a day from Cologne to Ghent. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Ghent at 5: 05 AM   or take the last train from Cologne to Ghent leaving at 7: 40 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Ghent train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Ghent is on average $54 (€49) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Cologne and Ghent available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Ghent

Cologne
Ghent
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 Ghent.
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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
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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