Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 32m
Fare range€19-€209
Distance276km
Train operatorseurolines_france, flixbus, isilines
First & last trains
First train departs at07:20
Last train departs at19:07
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 42m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationLille
Destination StationCologne

Train times for Tue 30 Jan

09:33
10:07
Lille
Cologne
2h 42m2 changes
10:06
10:37
Lille
Cologne
5h 06m4 changes
12:17
12:52
Lille
Cologne
2h 58m1 change
13:30
14:05
Lille
Cologne
2h 45m2 changes
14:35
15:12
Lille
Cologne
3h 40m1 change

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Lille to Cologne start at €73.85 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€73.85
14 days
in advance
€75.82
Avg. single price
On the day
€86.50
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Lille to Cologne?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Lille to Cologne is €19. To buy train tickets from Lille 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 Lille to Cologne by train?

The average journey time between Lille and Cologne is 3 hours and 32 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 42 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 11 trains per day travelling from Lille 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 Lille to Cologne?

The first train from Lille to Cologne departs at 07:20. The last train from Lille to Cologne departs at 19:07. 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 Lille and Cologne?

No, it is not possible to travel from Lille to Cologne without having to change trains. To travel from Lille to Cologne will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Lille?

By train, of course. See trains from Cologne to Lille.

  • *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 Lille to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/01/2018. 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 25/10/2017 for travel on 01/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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