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Train Information from Ostend to Cologne

distanceDistance175 miles (283 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Ostend to Cologne cover the 175 miles (283 km) long route taking on average 4 h 41 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $39 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€26).

Train companies

Train between Ostend and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Ostend and Cologne from $33 (€26). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 175 miles (283 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Ostend and Cologne. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Ostend and Cologne on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Ostend and Cologne you can pay as low as $33 (€26).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

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

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Ostend restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

The above information was last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Ostend to Cologne closer to your date of departure here

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

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

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

Reentry to 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?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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

Last checked on 9/22/21. 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 Ostend from Cologne here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Ostend to Cologne?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Ostend to Cologne to cost as little as $33 (€26)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Ostend to Cologne?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Ostend to Cologne train to cost on average $39 (€31)  one way.
How far is it from Ostend to Cologne by train?
The Ostend to Cologne train distance is approximately 175 miles (283 km).
How many hours is the train time between Ostend and Cologne?
The Ostend to Cologne train duration is on average 4 h 41 min, which is to be expected when traveling 175 miles (283 km) from Ostend to Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train providers go from Ostend to Cologne?
Take the Ostend to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Ostend to Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Ostend and Cologne?
The average number of trains departing Ostend for Cologne is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Ostend to Cologne?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Ostend at 2: 42 PM. The last train leaves from Ostend at 2: 42 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Ostend to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Ostend to Cologne to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Ostend to Cologne is on average $39 (€31) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Ostend and Cologne available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Ostend
Cologne
Oostende
Amenities