Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Cologne

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Lowest Price£15.86
Fastest2h 28m
Daily Schedules78
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Ghent to Cologne?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Ghent to Cologne is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Ghent to Cologne was £36.51. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Ghent to Cologne?

The distance between Ghent and Cologne is approximately 141.32 miles, or 227.37 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Ghent to Cologne?

On Wednesday trains from Ghent to Cologne are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Ghent to Cologne?

Typically there are 78 schedules to compare for your trip to Cologne. On the route to Cologne 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Ghent to Cologne, usually offering 64 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Ghent to Cologne, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Ghent to Cologne, which start at £10.90.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Ghent to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Ghent to Cologne start from £15.86, and on average cost £34.99. Daily there are 64 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Ghent leaves from Merelbeke and 5 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Ghent to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes.

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Avg. Time
4h 40m
Avg. Price
£34.99

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Ghent to Cologne start from £25.09, and on average cost £43.50. Daily there are 14 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Ghent leaves from Gentbrugge and 5 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Ghent to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes.

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Avg. Time
4h 52m
Avg. Price
£43.50
There are 6 train stations in Ghent with trains to Cologne. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Merelbeke
  • Gentbrugge
  • Oktrooiplein
  • Gent St Pieters
  • Drongen
  • Wondelgem
There are 2 different stations where trains from Ghent arrive in Cologne. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Cologne:
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12