Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Cologne

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How much are train tickets from Brussels to Cologne?

Lowest Price$22.19
Fastest1h 51m
Daily Schedules47
train companies4
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Brussels to Cologne?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Brussels 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 Brussels to Cologne was $40.36. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $18.63 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 Brussels to Cologne?

The distance between Brussels and Cologne is approximately 113.90 miles, or 183.26 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 51 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 Brussels to Cologne?

On Sunday trains from Brussels 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the most connections between Brussels to Cologne

Typically there are 47 schedules to compare for your trip to Cologne. On the route to Cologne 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Brussels to Cologne, usually offering 36 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Brussels 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 Bus tickets from Brussels to Cologne, which start at $9.91.

Here are the 4 train companies that operate from Brussels to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Brussels to Cologne start from $22.04, and on average cost $46.82. Daily there are 36 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Brussels leaves from Schaarbeek and 8 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Brussels to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 51 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 39 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $42.49 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$46.82

DB Intercity

DB Intercity train tickets from Brussels to Cologne start from $50.74, and on average cost $50.74. Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity in Brussels leaves from Bruxelles-Central, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Brussels to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity takes 2 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 51 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cologne on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost $50.74 for a one-way weekend reservation from Brussels.

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Avg. Time
2h 54m
Avg. Price
$50.74

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Brussels to Cologne start from $22.04, and on average cost $42.14. Daily there are 5 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity-Express in Brussels leaves from Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud and 4 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Brussels to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 51 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $35.17 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
2h 27m
Avg. Price
$42.14

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Brussels to Cologne start from $27.60, and on average cost $49.40. Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Brussels leaves from Bruxelles-Central and 7 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Brussels to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 3 hours and 14 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 1 hours and 51 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $47.33 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
3h 14m
Avg. Price
$49.40

Plan your next adventure

There are 9 different stations that serve train trips to Cologne that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Brussels are:
  • Schaarbeek
  • Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis
  • Bruxelles-Schuman
  • Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud
  • Bruxelles-Central
  • Bockstael
  • Congres
  • Haren(B)
  • Bruxelles-Chapelle
There is one train station where trains arrive in Cologne from Brussels. These are the busiest arriving stations in Cologne:
  • Central Station