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There are 40 daily trains from Brussels to Cologne. Traveling by train from Brussels to Cologne usually takes around 4 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 59 minutes.
|Distance||114 mi (183 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 59m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Brussels to Cologne?
There are 3 train lines with service from Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 35 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity-Express||3||2h 13m||$34.32|
|Deutsche Bahn||35||4h 24m||$49.82|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||10||4h 4m||$55.40|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Brussels to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Brussels to Cologne?
How long is the train journey from Brussels to Cologne?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Brussels to Cologne are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Brussels at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Brussels to Cologne?
There are 40 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Where is the train station in Brussels?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Brussels where you can board the train:
Other train stations in Brussels:
Where is the train station in Cologne?
Cologne has one train station:
Other train stations in Cologne:
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