|Avg. journey time||2h 13m|
|Trains per day||11|
|Train operators||ALSA, eurolines_france, flixbus, idbus, Thalys|
|First & last trains|
|First train departs at||06:33|
|Last train departs at||20:06|
|Fastest route||1h 41m|
Train times for Tue 27 Feb
When is the best time to buy tickets?
Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Brussels to Cologne start at €34.67 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*
What is the minimum price of a ticket from Brussels to Cologne?
The minimum price of a train ticket from Brussels to Cologne is €15. To buy train tickets from Brussels to Cologne for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
How long does it take to travel from Brussels to Cologne by train?
The average journey time between Brussels and Cologne is 2 hours and 13 minutes and the fastest journey time is 1 hour and 41 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 15 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
What time is the first and last train of the day from Brussels to Cologne?
The first train from Brussels to Cologne departs at 06:33. The last train from Brussels to Cologne departs at 20:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Are there direct train services between Brussels and Cologne?
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Cologne without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Brussels to Cologne. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
How do I get back to Brussels?
By train, of course. See trains from Cologne to Brussels.
- *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
- **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/02/2018. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 27/11/2017 for travel on 28/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.