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Train Information from Cologne to Lille

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$65 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys, TGV or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Lille cover the 171 miles (275 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 1 min with our travel partners like Thalys, TGV or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $65 (€52), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $65 (€52). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lille Flandres.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Lille

For as little as $65 (€52) you can travel by train from Cologne to Lille with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 171 miles (275 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Cologne to Lille. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Cologne to Lille on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Cologne to Lille you can pay as low as $65 (€52).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

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
Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Lille, France allowed?

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

Is international entry into Lille from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 9/21/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Lille closer to your date of departure here

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

Return travel from France to Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 9/21/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Lille.

How much does a cheap train between Cologne and Lille cost?
Train tickets between Cologne and Lille for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $65 (€52)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Cologne to Lille?
The Cologne to Lille train ticket price is on average $65 (€52)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Cologne to Lille by train?
You should expect to travel around 171 miles (275 km)  from Cologne to Lille by train.
How many hours is the train time between Cologne and Lille?
While the time it takes to travel 171 miles (275 km) from Cologne to Lille can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Lille train journey time is on average 5 h 1 min.
What train station in Cologne goes to Lille? What train station do I come into Lille from Cologne?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Lille, you can end your route in train stations like Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Lille Flandres   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Lille?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Lille, called Lille Flandres, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Cologne to Lille?
For the best Cologne to Lille train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Thalys, TGV or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cologne and Lille to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Cologne and Lille a day?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cologne to Lille. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cologne to Lille? When is the last train from Cologne to Lille?
The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 4: 48 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 4: 48 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Lille and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets between Cologne and Lille to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Cologne to Lille within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $65 (€52) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Lille from Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Lille
Köln Hbf
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