Trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne

Route overview
Avg. journey time5h 13m
Fare range€30-€262
Distance403km
Train operatorsALSA, flixbus, Thalys
First & last trains
First train departs at05:29
Last train departs at19:34
Fastest journey
Fastest route4h 07m
Changes3 changes
Stations
Origin StationParis Gare de Lyon
Destination StationCologne

Train times for Tue 23 Jan

08:38
08:53
Paris Gare de Lyon
Cologne
5h 34m6 changes
09:38
09:53
Paris Gare de Lyon
Cologne
5h 34m6 changes
11:08
11:23
Paris Gare de Lyon
Cologne
4h 07m3 changes
11:38
11:53
Paris Gare de Lyon
Cologne
4h 37m4 changes
12:22
12:37
Paris Gare de Lyon
Cologne
5h 43m4 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne start at €121.57 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

14 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€121.57
1 day
in advance
€159.21
Avg. single price
On the day
€163.28
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne is €30. To buy train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne by train?

The average journey time between Paris Gare de Lyon and Cologne is 5 hours and 13 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 7 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 15 trains per day travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne?

The first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne departs at 05:29. The last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne departs at 19:34. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon and Cologne?

No, it is not possible to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne without having to change trains. To travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne will require a minimum of 3 changes. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon?

By train, of course. See trains from Cologne to Paris Gare de Lyon.

  • *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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/01/2018. 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 30/10/2017 for travel on 04/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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