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There are 19 daily trains from Cologne to Brussels. Traveling by train from Cologne to Brussels usually takes around 4 hours and 30 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 Cologne to Brussels?
There are 3 train lines with service from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity-Express||3||2h 11m||$39.52|
|Deutsche Bahn||14||4h 27m||$51.44|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||11||7h 7m||$57.94|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Brussels 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 Cologne to Brussels?
How long is the train journey from Cologne to Brussels?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Cologne to Brussels are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Cologne at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Cologne to Brussels?
There are 19 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 Cologne?
There is one train station in Cologne.
Where is the train station in Brussels?
There are more train stations and stops in Brussels than most cities. Most trains from Cologne will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Brussels:
Train stations in Brussels:
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