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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 Zaventem will cost around $ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.
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2 h 36 m
2 h 36 m
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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.
These direct trains cover the 174 km distance in an average of 2 h 36 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 36 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 36 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.
|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 36 min|
|Average train ticket price||$31 (€28)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Cologne to Zaventem cover the 107 miles (173 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 36 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $31 (€28), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $31 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels Airport-Zaventem.
You can travel by train between Cologne and Zaventem with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys for as low as $31 (€28). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
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 to Zaventem from Cologne. 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.
Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Zaventem train information:
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Cologne to Zaventem due to the coronavirus:
Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Zaventem, Belgium is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open 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 5/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Zaventem closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zaventem to Cologne is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cologne from Zaventem here.
When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Zaventem, you can end your trip in train stations like Brussels Airport-Zaventem and Zaventem.
Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf to Brussels Airport-Zaventem most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Zaventem, called Brussels Airport-Zaventem, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.
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