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Paris to Köln

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Trains to Köln

Tue 4 Jul

4h 47m3 changes
3h 20mDirect
3h 50m1 change
5h 04m1 change
3h 50m1 change

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Train times

Avg. journey time5h 21m
First train dept05:50
Last train dept21:25

Train info

Fastest route3h 20m
Trains per day5
Fare range€29-€300**


Origin StationParis
Destination StationKöln
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Everything you need to know about your train journey

Information included in this video is correct as of 10/12/16

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Paris to Köln?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Paris to Köln (Cologne) is €29. To buy train tickets from Paris to Köln (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 to Köln by train?

The average journey time between Paris and Köln (Cologne) is 5 hours and 21 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 20 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 19 trains per day travelling from Paris to Köln (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 to Köln?

The first train from Paris to Köln (Cologne) departs at 05:50. The last train from Paris to Köln (Cologne) departs at 21:25. 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 and Köln?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Köln (Cologne) without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Paris to Köln (Cologne). Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

  • *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 to Köln for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/07/2017. 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 18/03/2017 for travel on 22/04/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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