Trains from Cologne to Paris

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Sun
Aug 18
$142Thalys
$35Flixbus
Mon
Aug 19
$105Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Tue
Aug 20
$93Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Wed
Aug 21
$81Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Thu
Aug 22
$93Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Fri
Aug 23
$93Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Sat
Aug 24
$93Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26Flixbus
Sun
Aug 25
$116Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Mon
Aug 26
$64Deutsche Bahn
$22Eurolines France
Tue
Aug 27
$52Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Wed
Aug 28
$52Deutsche Bahn
$22Eurolines France
Thu
Aug 29
$70Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Fri
Aug 30
$81Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Sat
Aug 31
$93Deutsche Bahn with connection
$22Flixbus
Sun
Sep 1
$99Thalys
$22Flixbus
Mon
Sep 2
$46Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Tue
Sep 3
$46Deutsche Bahn
$20Eurolines France
Wed
Sep 4
$46Deutsche Bahn
$20Eurolines France
Thu
Sep 5
$46Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Fri
Sep 6
$64Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sat
Sep 7
$52Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19Flixbus

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 59 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $60
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Paris
Distance:403 km
TrainTrain Companies:Thalys, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Paris

Trains in Europe are a convenient way to travel between cities with a number of companies providing domestic and international train routes. Trains from Cologne to Paris are operated by Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, and SNCF's high-speed TGV trains. Thalys trains are usually direct, while Deutsche Bahn and TGV trains require at least 1 transfer. Most journeys require 2-4 transfers. Over 50 trains travel from Cologne to Paris per day. Trains take between 3½ and 9 hours to arrive in Paris depending on the service and the number of transfers required. The first train leaves Cologne just after 3:17 a.m. and the last service is at around 6:43 p.m. All Cologne to Paris trains depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arrive at either Paris Gare de l'Est or Gare du Nord.

Cologne to Paris Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Cologne to Paris when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€187

1 Day in Advance

€143

1 Week in Advance

€141

2 Weeks in Advance

€135

1 Month in Advance

€111

3 Months in Advance

€89

Cologne to Paris Trains: General Information

Travelers can usually offset some of the cost of Cologne to Paris train tickets by booking in advance.

  • autobus All Cologne to Paris trains are run by either Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, or high-speed SNCF TGV trains.
  • autobus Most Thalys trains traveling from Cologne to Paris are direct; however, most Deutsche Bahn and TGV journeys require a transfer in Mannheim or Frankfurt. Many journeys require 2-4 transfers before arriving in Paris. All trains depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arrive at either Paris' Gare de l'Est or Gare du Nord.
  • autobus The Cologne to Paris train journey takes as little as 3 hours and 21 minutes to arrive in Paris.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Cologne to Paris train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Cologne to Paris trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 24% cheaper on average to book a Cologne to Paris train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 25% cheaper on average to purchase Cologne to Paris trains 1 week ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket the day you intend to travel.
  • Cologne to Paris train costs are 41% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

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Best fares for trains from Cologne to Paris

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Aug 23
Train
Deutsche Bahn
14:535h 59m20:52
CologneParis
Sat, Aug 24
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
14:555h 10m20:05
CologneParis
Fastest Trains from Cologne to Paris
Tue, Sep 24
Train
Thalys
04:443h 21m08:05
CologneParis
Sun, Sep 29
Train
Thalys
06:443h 21m10:05
CologneParis
Sun, Sep 1
Train
Thalys
16:433h 22m20:05
CologneParis
Return Train Tickets for Paris to Cologne
Tue, Aug 20
Train
Deutsche Bahn
15:105h 55m21:05
ParisCologne
Wed, Aug 21
Train
Deutsche Bahn
15:104h 55m20:05
ParisCologne
Thu, Aug 22
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
07:065h 59m13:05
ParisCologne

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Paris
TrainKöln Hbf

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