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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Ostend

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

$63

Average

$70

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 Ostend will cost around $ 70 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 63.

Thalys
07:43AMCologne3h33 11:16AMOstend
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$631One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne3h34 09:16AMOstend
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$781One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Ostend

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Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne3h34 09:16AMOstend
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Thalys
07:43AMCologne3h33 11:16AMOstend
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Fri
May 20
$63Thalys
$18Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$51Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$30Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$42Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$40Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$44Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Thu
May 26
$31Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus

Fastest train times from Cologne to Ostend

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

3 h 33 m

Average

3 h 33 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

284 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cologne for Ostend every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 284 km distance in an average of 3 h 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 33 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 34 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.

Thalys
07:43AMCologne3h33 11:16AMOstend
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$631One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne3h34 09:16AMOstend
0 changes
$781One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Ostend

distanceDistance175 miles (283 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$48 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Ostend cover the 175 miles (283 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 34 min with our travel partners like Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $48 (€43), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€34).

Train companies: Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ostend trains

Find the best trains to Ostend from Cologne with Omio's travel partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from $38 (€34). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

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

Find the perfect Thalys train to Ostend from Cologne for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Thalys train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Ostend from Cologne. You can also check relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Thalys train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 175 miles (283 km) on this trip and your Thalys Cologne to Ostend train ticket can cost as little as $38 (€34) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thalys tickets between Cologne and Ostend in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Thalys train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

  • Average Price: $38

Thalys' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Ostend are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Ostend

Travel by train to Ostend 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 Ostend.
FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Ostend?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Ostend, 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 Ostend, 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 between Cologne and Ostend as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Ostend, Belgium?

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

Is my return train into Cologne from Ostend 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 Ostend?

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 5/18/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Ostend closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap train tickets to Ostend from Cologne cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Ostend to cost as little as $38 (€34)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket to Ostend from Cologne?

The train price to Ostend from Cologne is on average $48 (€43)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How far is Ostend from Cologne by train?

The distance to Ostend from Cologne by train is approximately 175 miles (283 km).

What is the Cologne to Ostend train travel time?

On average the Cologne to Ostend train time is 3 h 34 min  covering the 175 miles (283 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cologne to Ostend?

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Ostend, you can rely on Thalys or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Ostend. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Ostend trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Cologne to Ostend?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Cologne to Ostend. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Cologne to Ostend? When does the last train depart from Cologne to Ostend?

You can take the first train from Cologne to Ostend at 4: 44 AM. The last train from Cologne to Ostend that you can take departs at 7: 02 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Ostend schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How early should I buy Cologne to Ostend train tickets to get the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket from Cologne to Ostend within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $48 (€43) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cologne to Ostend are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Ostend
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Köln Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Köln Hbf for your journey between Cologne and Ostend.
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