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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Zaventem

Showing times and prices for May 22

Cheapest

$30

Average

$43

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.

Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne2h36 09:18AMZaventem
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$301One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h36 08:18AMZaventem
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$561One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Zaventem

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05:42AMCologne2h36 08:18AMZaventem
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May 22
$30Deutsche Bahn
Wed
May 25
$44Deutsche Bahn
Thu
May 26
$44Deutsche Bahn
Sat
May 28
$31Deutsche Bahn

Fastest train times from Cologne to Zaventem

Showing times and prices for May 22

Fastest Journey

2 h 36 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

174 km

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.

Deutsche Bahn
06:42AMCologne2h36 09:18AMZaventem
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$301One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h36 08:18AMZaventem
0 changes
$561One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Zaventem

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

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

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
Thalys

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:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 41 min
  • Average Price: $31
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Cologne to Zaventem due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Zaventem

Travel by train to Zaventem 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 Zaventem.
FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Zaventem, Belgium?

Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Zaventem, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zaventem from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 Zaventem, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

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

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zaventem to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

How much are cheap trains to Zaventem from Cologne?

Train tickets to Zaventem from Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $31 (€28)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket between Cologne and Zaventem?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $31 (€28)  for a train ticket from Cologne to Zaventem.

How far is it from Cologne to Zaventem by train?

The Cologne to Zaventem train distance is approximately 107 miles (173 km).

How long is the train ride between Cologne and Zaventem?

On average the Cologne to Zaventem train travel time is 2 h 36 min  for the 107 miles (173 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Cologne goes to Zaventem? What train station do I come into Zaventem from Cologne?

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.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Zaventem train station located?

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.

Which train companies can take me from Cologne to Zaventem?

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

How many train services are there to Zaventem from Cologne a day?

On average, there are 6 trains a day from Cologne to Zaventem. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Cologne to Zaventem? What time is the last train from Cologne to Zaventem?

The earliest train departing from Cologne to Zaventem leaves at 5: 42 AM. The last train departing from Cologne to Zaventem leaves at 5: 40 PM. You can find the latest Cologne to Zaventem train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

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

If you purchase a train ticket from Cologne to Zaventem within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $31 (€28) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cologne to Zaventem are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Zaventem
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 Zaventem.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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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