The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Cologne will cost around $ 155 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 146.
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4 h 12 m
5 h 12 m
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Of the 23 train that leave Paris for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 403 km distance in an average of 5 h 12 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 12 m .
The slowest train will take 6 h 56 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 9 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$63|
|Trains depart from:||Paris|
|Trains arrive in:||Cologne|
|Train Companies:||Thalys, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
There is currently no direct train from Paris to Cologne. At least one change is necessary to reach your destination by train. This is mostly in Mannheim or Frankfurt am Main. The train journey begins at the Gare de l'Est in Paris and ends at Cologne Central Station or Cologne Messe/Deutz station. The journey is usually carried out with an ICE and takes an average of 5 hours.
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Cologne is one of the largest cities in Germany. Besides its famous cathedral, it is also home to the nahc its beer called Kölsch and is one, if not even the carnival stronghold of Germany.
The train journey begins at Gare de l'Est station in Paris. It's on Place Napoleon III in the 10th arrondissement. The Gare de l'Est is located within walking distance of the Nordbahnhof. The metro lines 4 and 5 are connected to this station for the continuation of the journey to the city center and the surrounding districts. Line 2 can be reached via a pedestrian corridor. Also the Gare de l'Est is selsbt connected with the Metro. It is approached with the lines 4, 5 and 7 from the city center.
Cologne's main train station is usually the terminus of the train journey. It is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral. It is served every 5 or 10 minutes by tram lines 5, 16 and 18. Furthermore, the S-Bahn lines S6, S11, S12, S13 and S19 stop at the main station every 20 minutes during the day and otherwise every 30 minutes. A staircase leads from the cathedral plate to the main station.