Lille to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Lille to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 08

Cheapest

81

Average

83

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

Cheapest
10:27AMLille, Lille Europe3h53 02:20PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
811One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:20AMLille, Lille Europe5h00 12:20PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
861One-way

Train schedule from Lille to Cologne

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07:20AMLille, Lille Europe5h00 12:20PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
10:27AMLille, Lille Europe3h53 02:20PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Lille to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 08

Fastest Journey

3 h 53 m

Average

4 h 26 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

276 km

It's difficult to get from Lille to Cologne without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
10:27AMLille, Lille Europe3h53 02:20PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
811One-way
2nd Fastest
07:20AMLille, Lille Europe5h00 12:20PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
861One-way

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Overview: Train from Lille to Cologne

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 45 min
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Eurostar or TGV inOui

Trains from Lille to Cologne cover the 171 miles (275 km) long route taking on average 2 h 45 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar or TGV inOui. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Lille Flandres and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar from Lille to Cologne trains

Travel between Lille and Cologne on Deutsche Bahn and Eurostar trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

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Deutsche Bahn

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel to Cologne from Lille in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between Lille and Cologne, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

Eurostar from Lille to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 7 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 2 a day

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 Lille to Cologne train.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Lille to Cologne

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Cologne 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 Lille to Cologne.
    FAQs

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

    Can I enter Germany from France?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

    All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Lille to Cologne as this information can change.

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Lille is: Unrestricted

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

    Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lille, France?

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

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Recommended

    Last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Lille from Cologne here.

    The train distance from Lille to Cologne is around 171 miles (275 km).
    On average the Lille to Cologne train time is 2 h 45 min  covering the 171 miles (275 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few train stations in Lille to start your trip from including Lille Flandres, Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Lille Flandres   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Lille Flandres, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

    For the best Lille to Cologne train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar or TGV inOui. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Cologne from Lille to compare what amenities they may offer.
    The average number of trains departing Lille for Cologne is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this route departs from Lille at 7: 20 AM. The last train leaves from Lille at 10: 09 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Lille to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports in Lille and Cologne

    Lille
    Cologne
    Lille Flandres is the most popular Lille 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 Lille for your trip to Cologne.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +33 184943635
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 07: 00 - 20: 00 | Sat: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sun: 09: 00 - 19: 30
    Public transit options for Lille Flandres
    Metro lines: 1, 2
    Bus lines: CIT1, CIT2, 86, 88, 12, L91, L91 Express, 51, 10, 50, 14, 56
    Tram lines: R, T
    Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Hauts-de-France, INTERCITED
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Lille, Gare de Lille-Europe
    Metro lines: 2
    Tram lines: R, T
    Bus lines: 12, 16, 18, 35, 36, 51, 86, 88, L5, L90, L91, Charleroi Airport shuttle
    Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, TER GV, Eurostar, Thalys

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