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Cheap train tickets from Ostend to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 18

Cheapest

$42

Average

$64

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 Ostend to Cologne will cost around $ 64 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 42.

Deutsche Bahn
02:43AMOstend3h33 06:16AMCologne
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$421One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:43PMOstend3h32 06:15PMCologne
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$661One-way
Thalys
03:41PMOstend3h34 07:15PMCologne
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$841One-way

Train schedule from Ostend to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn
02:43AMOstend3h33 06:16AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
02:43PMOstend3h32 06:15PMCologne
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Thalys
03:41PMOstend3h34 07:15PMCologne
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Wed
May 18
$42Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
Thu
May 19
$30Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Fri
May 20
$77Deutsche Bahn
$39Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$44Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$40Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$44Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$44Deutsche Bahn
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Fastest train times from Ostend to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 18

Fastest Journey

3 h 32 m

Average

3 h 33 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

284 km

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

These direct trains cover the 284 km distance in an average of 3 h 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 32 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 34 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
02:43PMOstend3h32 06:15PMCologne
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$661One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:43AMOstend3h33 06:16AMCologne
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$421One-way
Thalys
03:41PMOstend3h34 07:15PMCologne
0 changes
$841One-way

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Overview: Train from Ostend to Cologne

distanceDistance175 miles (283 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Ostend to Cologne cover the 175 miles (283 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $54 (€49), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $31 (€28).

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

For as little as $31 (€28) you can travel by train between Ostend and Cologne with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

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

Looking for trains to Cologne from Ostend? Thalys is one of the best companies to travel with on the 175 miles (283 km) trip from Ostend to Cologne. As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio quickly shows you the latest Thalys train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Ostend to Cologne routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Thalys train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Cologne from Ostend, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Ostend - Cologne train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Thalys!

Thalys from Ostend to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 32 min
  • Thalys frequency: 2 a day

Thalys has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Thalys tickets from Ostend to Cologne and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips: Trains from Ostend to Cologne

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 Ostend to Cologne.
FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Ostend and Cologne?

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

Can I enter Germany from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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 5/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Ostend and Cologne as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Belgium from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Ostend from Cologne?

Entry into Belgium 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 Ostend, Belgium?

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

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

Last checked on 5/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Ostend from Cologne.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Ostend to Cologne?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Ostend to Cologne for as low as $31 (€28)  for the next 7 days.

How much is the train from Ostend to Cologne on average?

The train price to Cologne from Ostend is on average $54 (€49)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How far is it from Ostend to Cologne by train?

You should expect to travel around 175 miles (283 km)  to Cologne from Ostend by train.

How long is a train between Ostend and Cologne on average?

The train time to Cologne from Ostend is on average 3 h 25 min  for the 175 miles (283 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Ostend to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train providers should I travel with from Ostend to Cologne?

For the route from Ostend to Cologne you can take a train with Thalys or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Cologne from Ostend on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains are there between Ostend and Cologne a day?

On average, there are 7 trains a day from Ostend to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Ostend to Cologne? When is the last train from Ostend to Cologne?

The earliest train departing from Ostend to Cologne leaves at 5: 17 AM. The last train departing from Ostend to Cologne leaves at 5: 48 PM. You can find the latest Ostend to Cologne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase the Ostend to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?

If you purchase the Ostend to Cologne train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $54 (€49). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Cologne from Ostend. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Ostend
Cologne
The major railway station for departures from Ostend is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey from Ostend to Cologne.