The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Zaventem is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last train of the day.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
2 h 23 m
2 h 46 m
Trains per day
Of the 2 trains that leave Cologne for Zaventem every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 13 min|
|Average train ticket price||$39 (€34)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Cologne to Zaventem cover the 107 miles (173 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $39 (€34), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels Airport-Zaventem.
For as little as $37 (€32) you can travel by train to Zaventem from Cologne with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Cologne and Zaventem. 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, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Cologne to Zaventem with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
If you're looking for cheap Thalys tickets from Cologne to Zaventem, check out Omio! With one-way Cologne to Zaventem train ticket prices starting as low as $40 (€35) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Zaventem from Cologne by showing you the latest Thalys offers, train schedules and tickets for this 107 miles (173 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Thalys. If you search for Thalys tickets between Cologne and Zaventem in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Zaventem from Cologne on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Thalys so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
Thalys from Cologne to Zaventem train information:
Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Zaventem, Belgium is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 1/9/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zaventem from Cologne closer to your date of departure here
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Zaventem is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Zaventem closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking the train to Zaventem 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 Brussels Airport-Zaventem and Zaventem.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels Airport-Zaventem.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Zaventem most often arrive at Brussels Airport-Zaventem and need to travel around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from this train station to the city center.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need