Cologne to Paris train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Paris

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144

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

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04:43PMCologne Hbf3h22 08:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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1071One-way
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12:42PMCologne Hbf3h23 04:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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1351One-way
08:43AMCologne Hbf3h22 12:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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1901One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Paris

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08:43AMCologne Hbf3h22 12:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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12:42PMCologne Hbf3h23 04:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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04:43PMCologne Hbf3h22 08:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Paris

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Fastest Journey

3 h 22 m

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3 h 22 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

403 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Cologne for Paris every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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04:43PMCologne Hbf3h22 08:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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1071One-way
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08:43AMCologne Hbf3h22 12:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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12:42PMCologne Hbf3h23 04:05PMParis Gare du Nord
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1351One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$120 (€108)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles (402 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $120 (€108), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $92 (€83). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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

Thalys and Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Paris from Cologne from $92 (€83). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Thalys

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 Paris train.

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

    Thalys is one of the best options when traveling by train between Cologne and Paris. Omio quickly shows you current Thalys train schedules for the Cologne - Paris route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Cologne to Paris is around 249 miles (402 km) and the cheapest Thalys one-way ticket you can book starts at $119 (€107). As you check the latest Cologne to Paris train schedule from Thalys for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Paris safely. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Thalys ticket between Cologne and Paris so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

    Thalys from Cologne to Paris train information:

    • Average Duration: 3 h 22 min
    • Thalys frequency: 4 a day

    Train from Cologne to Paris

    Train services offer convenient means of traveling from Cologne to Paris. About 50 trains ply the Cologne-Paris route, with some making direct connections while others require transfers along the way. The two cities lie about 250 miles apart, and it can take anywhere from three and a half hours to nine hours to cover the entire journey depending on the provider and the number of transfers. Trains are provided by Germany's main rail company Deutsche Bahn and highspeed Thalys trains with services spread throughout the day.

    Cologne to Paris Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are daily train departures from Cologne to Paris, with an average of 22 trains operating between the two cities. However, the frequency of connections varies depending on the day of the week. Thursday registers the highest number of trips at 22, while some Fridays may have as low as eight trains from Cologne to Paris. The earliest train leaves Cologne at around 3:30 a.m. with the last train departing in the early evening.

    How long is the journey by train from Cologne to Paris?

    On average, a train from Cologne to Paris takes four hours 53 minutes to cover the whole journey. However, there are instances when the trip lasts three hours 24 minutes when traveling direct onboard a high-speed Thalys train. The journey time between the two cities varies depending on whether the route is direct or requires transfers, and the time spent at each transfer station.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cologne to Paris?

    Departure train station: Trains from Cologne to Paris use Cologne Central Station as the main departure point. The station is around one mile (one and a half km) from the city center. Passengers can easily access the city center by bus or a tram in under ten minutes. The station boasts a modern building with luggage handling facilities, parking and eateries.

    Arrival train station: Paris Gare du Nord is the arrival station and is located about four miles (six km) from the city center. Travelers can use the metro to connect the two points. The Paris Gare du Nord features an array of facilities and services such as waiting zones, ticket vending machines, phone cabins, money exchange outlets and coffee shops.

    Which train companies travel from Cologne to Paris?

    There are two companies which provide services from a train from Cologne to Paris: Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Thalys. DB, which is the main railway company of the Federal Republic of Germany, offers commuter train services from Cologne to Paris and makes one or two stopovers in Frankfurt and Mannheim. It has more departures than Thalys, and sometimes has cheaper tickets than Thalys. On the other hand, Thalys provides fast connections between the two cities, with its 8:45 a.m. departure being the fastest. Most Thalys services are direct.

    Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Paris

    Traveling via Deutsche Bahn entails transfers in Mannheim or Frankfurt. On most occasions, passengers may make between two and four transfers before arriving in Paris. These changes result in cheaper tickets. Deutsche Bahn offers at least one departure per hour, rising to two during peak travel times. On average, the journey takes just shy of five hours.

    Thalys Cologne to Paris

    Thalys mostly offers direct train connections between Cologne and Paris.  A direct trip may last as little as three hours 21 minutes, and tickets for non-stop connections are more expensive. Thalys trains depart every two to three hours throughout the day starting in the morning, ending in the early evening.

    Cologne to Paris Trains: Services on Board

    Whether passengers travel on a Deutsche Bahn or Thalys, they can expect to experience sheer luxury in a spacious and relaxing environment. The availability of a first-class coach on DB gives travelers numerous privileges from the departure point up to the destination. The comfortable seats offer more legroom, wider aisles and more space for luggage storage. Similarly, a first-class ticket for Thalys train from Cologne to Paris offers exclusive benefits such as onboard meals and wider seats. But for comfort at an economical price, second-class tickets come in handy. The DB policy allows dogs on board. Smaller dogs attract no charges, but passengers will have to obtain a ticket for bigger dogs. Thalys only allows guide and service dogs on board. Both DB and Thalys allow bikes as long as they are foldable or can be disassembled. The trains have boarding aids like automatic ramps and hoists for use by people with disabilities. It is advised the less abled passengers contact the company in advance to organize any extra assistance.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Cologne to Paris?

    One way of saving money when traveling by train from Cologne to Paris is to book tickets in advance. Be flexible with connections, and if possible, avoid traveling during rush hours. Lastly, booking slow trains that involve multiple transfers helps passengers make some savings if they are traveling on a budget.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Paris

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Paris 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 Paris.
    FAQs

    Travel between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France by train is: Unrestricted.

    Can I enter France from Germany?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, 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 11/6/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Cologne as this information can change.

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

    Is my return train into Cologne from Paris restricted?

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

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

    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 Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Paris from Cologne for as low as $92 (€83)  for the next 7 days.
    The train price from Cologne to Paris is on average $120 (€108)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    The distance to Paris from Cologne by train is approximately 249 miles (402 km).
    The train time from Cologne to Paris is on average 3 h 22 min  for the 249 miles (402 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cologne and Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on 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 Paris, your train can arrive in train stations including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Paris Gare de Lyon.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the train station to the city center in Paris.

    Take the Cologne to Paris train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Cologne to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day from Cologne to Paris. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Thalys. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    The average number of trains departing Cologne for Paris is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Cologne to Paris train departs at 2: 43 PM   and the last train from Cologne to Paris leaves at 2: 43 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne to Paris on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    If you buy a train ticket from Cologne to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $120 (€108) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cologne and Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Paris

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    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 Paris.
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    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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    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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    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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