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Europe by rail Thalys | Eurostar | TGV | ICE

Travel to Cologne with Thalys, ICE and InterCity

Travel to Cologne with Thalys or ICE

Travel to Cologne with Thalys, ICE or IC

Thalys, ICE and IC trains to Cologne depart daily from Brussels, Liège, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt ... and will take you straight to Cologne Cathedral.
Book your train journey to Cologne >

THALYS YOUTH OFFER – Paris from €29*

Under 26 and fancy a getaway? Enjoy the Thalys youth offer: Paris ⇄ Brussels, Paris/Lille ⇄ the Netherlands and Paris ⇄ Germany at bargain fares.
Book your tickets until 21 February >

A visit to the fun-loving capital of Germany is never boring. For in Cologne there are many cultural activities. What do you think about a guided tour of Cologne Cathedral? This famous Gothic cathedral is the largest in Germany! And it is also the symbol of the city!

DIRECT CONNECTIONS TO COLOGNE WITH THALYS, ICE AND IC


  • FROM BELGIUM
    Direct trains to Köln Hbf (Cologne) with Thalys and ICE departing from Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid (Brussels) and Liège-Guillemins - as well as from Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord (Brussels) with ICE - or connecting trains domestically in Belgium (with the Any Belgian Station fare).
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  • FROM GREAT BRITAIN
    Connections in Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid (Brussels). Travel between Great Britain and Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid (Brussels) with Eurostar, then change trains and get to Köln Hbf (Cologne) with Thalys and ICE trains.
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  • FROM FRANCE
    Direct trains to Köln Hbf (Cologne) with Thalys departing from Paris Nord or connecting trains domestically in France.
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  • FROM THE NETHERLANDS
    Direct trains to Köln Hbf (Cologne) with ICE departing from Amsterdam Centraal, Utrecht Centraal and Arnhem. Or connecting trains with Thalys or InterCity.
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  • FROM GERMANY
    Direct trains to Köln Hbf (Cologne) with ICE and InterCity departing from Germany's largest stations, including Frankfurt Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, München Hbf (Munich) and Berlin Hbf, and with Thalys departing from Aachen Hbf, Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Flughafen (airport), Duisburg Hbf and Essen Hbf.
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LEADING LINES TO KÖLN HBF (COLOGNE)


Connection Travel time
Single from
 
Brussels ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
1:47 €19* Book now
Liège ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
1:01 €19* Book now
London ⇄ Cologne
With a change
5:11 €49* Book now
Paris ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
3:14 €35* Book now
Amsterdam ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
2:39 €19* Book now
Utrecht ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
2:12 €19* Book now
Aachen ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
0:36 €12* Book now
Essen ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
0:48 €10* Book now
Frankfurt ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
1:03 €19* Book now
Berlin ⇄ Cologne
Direct train
5:21 €29* Book now

YOUR JOURNEY ON BOARD THALYS TRAINS


Travel at high speed and with optimal comfort with Thalys. Both Comfort 1 and 2 carriages offer comfortable seats with Wi-Fi access.

Find out more about Thalys services >
Thalys train network

Thalys Comfort 1

Wi-Fi connection

Thalys Lounges

Fares and discounts

YOUR JOURNEY ON BOARD ICE TRAINS


logo ICEICE – the high speed trains to Germany ! On-board bar, power sockets, leather seats in 1st class… enjoy your journey with ICE !


Find out more about ICE services >
ICE train network

ICE 1st class

ICE Lounges

ICE Panorama Lounge

Fares and discounts

YOUR JOURNEY ON BOARD INTERCITY TRAINS


logo IC (InterCity)Several InterCity and regional trains cross Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Luxembourg. No need to reserve a seat on these trains.

Read more about InterCity services >
IC train network

Journeys

No seat reservations

Fares and discounts

Cross-border traffic

THALYS OR ICE AND ANY BELGIAN STATION TICKET COMBINED

For passengers who still have a connection within Belgium before or after their Thalys or ICE journey, most Thalys and ICE tickets are available in combination with an Any Belgian Station (ABS) fare. An "Any Belgian Station" Thalys and ICE ticket allows you to take any domestic SNCB train between any Belgian station and your Thalys or ICE departure or arrival station.

More info about the ABS fare >

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(I already have an Interrail Pass)

Set off and explore your limits with the Interrail Pass. Cross 30 European countries in comfort and at your own pace. Find out which Interrail Pass is right for you and board the train for an incredible life adventure!


With the Interrail Global Pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel across 30 countries within a period of your choice. Head for your dream destinations and bring back lots of happy memories!

More information about the Global Pass >

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The Interrail One Country Pass is the best choice for exploring one European country from top to bottom. Pick a country of your choice, decide on your travel dates and embark on the journey of a lifetime!

More information about the One Country Pass >

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Do you have an Interrail or Eurail Pass? Would you like to travel with Thalys during your journey? If so, Thalys offers a budget-friendly pass fare valid for most Thalys lines.

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alert Travel update

Engineering works in Germany from 8 March to 5 April 2017: Thalys not serving Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen and Dortmund

No rail traffic between Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels-North stations from 29 April to 1st May.