Cologne to Lille train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Lille

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

47

Average

56

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.

Deutsche Bahn
06:53PMCologne12h34 07:27AMLille
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471One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:30AMCologne5h00 10:30AMLille
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561One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:42AMCologne3h52 11:34AMLille
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581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne4h19 10:01AMLille
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581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:42PMCologne8h46 04:28AMLille
0 transfers
641One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Lille

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, June 26
Deutsche Bahn
05:30AMCologne5h00 10:30AMLille
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Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne4h19 10:01AMLille
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Deutsche Bahn
07:42AMCologne3h52 11:34AMLille
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Deutsche Bahn
06:53PMCologne12h34 07:27AMLille
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Deutsche Bahn
07:42PMCologne8h46 04:28AMLille
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Lille

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

3 h 52 m

Average

6 h 54 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

276 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne for Lille every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
07:42AMCologne3h52 11:34AMLille
0 transfers
581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne4h19 10:01AMLille
0 transfers
581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:30AMCologne5h00 10:30AMLille
0 transfers
561One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:42PMCologne8h46 04:28AMLille
0 transfers
641One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:53PMCologne12h34 07:27AMLille
0 transfers
471One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Lille

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$49 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, SNCF or Eurostar

Trains from Cologne to Lille cover the 171 miles (275 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, SNCF or Eurostar. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $49 (€43), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $40 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Train providers: Eurostar, SNCF (3) and Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Lille trains

Buy your official Eurostar, SNCF (3) and Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Lille from $40 (€36) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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Say "oui" to SNCF, France's national train company, when traveling to Lille from Cologne! SNCF trains make it easy to go all over France as well as to countries like Spain and Germany. The company offers a wide range of fares, including the cheap Prem tickets, standard tickets called Loisir and Pro tickets for greater flexibility. SNCF also offers discount cards that you can apply on Omio, such as the Youth and Senior Card.

SNCF train tickets from Cologne to Lille are available on Omio for as little as {{ cheapest_price }} ({{ cheapest_price_eur }}). Check the latest SNCF train schedule for the 171 miles (275 km) long journey from Cologne to Lille, compare the best fares available, and purchase your SNCF Cologne to Lille train ticket on Omio today!

SNCF offers different types of trains on its routes, such as the TGV high-speed train, the classic Intercité and the TER, SNCF's regional train. On the state-of-the-art TGV trains that serve the major long-distance routes and the Channel Tunnel, you will find a bar, air-conditioned train cars with free WiFi and some onsite services in addition to the onboard restaurant.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip between Cologne and Lille with SNCF (3)! As an official travel partner of SNCF (3), Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from SNCF (3), compare the best routes between Cologne and Lille as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable SNCF (3) Cologne to Lille train ticket available today. If you search for SNCF (3) tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Cologne to Lille on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 171 miles (275 km) journey between Cologne and Lille with ease and comfort on a train with SNCF (3).

Cologne to Lille train information with SNCF (3):

  • Average Duration: 4 h 8 min
  • SNCF (3) frequency: 5 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 Lille train.

  • Average Price: $40

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between Cologne and Lille in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from Cologne to Lille, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

Cologne to Lille train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 45 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Lille

Travel by train to Lille 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 Lille.
FAQs

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Lille, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Germany?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France 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 48 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)
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Lille, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/24/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Lille from Cologne as this information can change.

Return travel from France to Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Lille?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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:

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

Last checked on 6/24/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Lille.

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Cologne and Lille for as low as $40 (€36)  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $49 (€43)  for a train ticket to Lille from Cologne.
The train distance from Cologne to Lille is around 171 miles (275 km).
On average the Cologne to Lille train travel time is 3 h 38 min  for the 171 miles (275 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train to Lille from Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your route can end in train stations such as Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lille Flandres and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Lille.

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Lille, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, SNCF or Eurostar to get you to Lille. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Lille journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Lille is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 5: 30 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 7: 56 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Lille and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase the Cologne to Lille train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $49 (€43). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cologne and Lille. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Lille
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 Lille.
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+49 2211411055
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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.
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ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
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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.
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ticketOfficeHours
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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.
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