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Getting there You can get to Cologne from Berlin, Brussels and Munich. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:14 AU$ 54
From Amsterdam 02:38 AU$ 113
From Frankfurt 01:10 AU$ 33
From Berlin 04:17 AU$ 33
From Brussels 01:47 AU$ 29
From Munich 04:37 AU$ 79
From Zurich 05:03 AU$ 76
From Prague 11:35 AU$ 76
From Vienna 09:13 AU$ 299
From Basel 03:52 AU$ 115
From Salzburg 07:42 AU$ 236
From Lucerne 05:09 AU$ 51
From Copenhagen 11:28 AU$ 45
From Stuttgart 02:14 AU$ 51
From Hamburg 03:35 AU$ 51
From Dusseldorf 00:22 AU$ 22
From Dresden 07:26 AU$ 92
From Nuremberg 04:32 AU$ 51
From Heidelberg 02:41 AU$ 51
From Freiburg 03:08 AU$ 51
From Hanover 02:38 AU$ 33
From Mannheim 01:29 AU$ 51
From Bonn 00:20 AU$ 19
From Karlsruhe 02:05 AU$ 51
From Bremen 03:02 AU$ 51
From Aachen 00:35 AU$ 33
From Linz 10:50 AU$ 154
From Utrecht 02:10 AU$ 76
From Saarbrucken 03:06 AU$ 68
From Kolding 09:04 AU$ 76
From Wolfsburg 03:12 AU$ 51
From Ulm 03:14 AU$ 54
From Braunschweig 03:54 AU$ 51
From Lubeck 05:13 AU$ 93
From Regensburg 05:35 AU$ 51
From Leipzig 06:02 AU$ 51
From Flensburg(de) 06:05 AU$ 192
From Passau 06:41 AU$ 51
From Kiel 05:08 AU$ 51
From Augsburg 04:02 AU$ 62
From Odense 09:46 AU$ 45
From Bingen 02:56 AU$ 56
From Konstanz 06:33 AU$ 33
From Paderborn 02:22 AU$ 33
From Koblenz 00:52 AU$ 33
From Essen 00:49 AU$ 33
From Gelsenkirchen 00:57 AU$ 33
From Bochum 01:00 AU$ 33
From Wiesbaden 01:05 AU$ 37
From Liege 01:01 AU$ 29
From Oberhausen 00:45 AU$ 31
From Hagen 00:45 AU$ 31
From Duisburg 00:36 AU$ 26
From Solingen 00:19 AU$ 16
From Limburg 00:42 AU$ 33
From Krefeld 00:43 AU$ 23
From Andernach 00:45 AU$ 28
From Dortmund 01:09 AU$ 33
From Schwerte 01:12 AU$ 34
From Osnabruck 02:09 AU$ 33
From Bielefeld 01:47 AU$ 33
From Baden Baden 02:22 AU$ 51
From Siegburg 00:14 AU$ 33
From Offenburg 02:35 AU$ 51
From Trier 02:27 AU$ 60
From Wurzburg 02:47 AU$ 51
From Munster Westf Hb 01:40 AU$ 33
From Wesel 01:17 AU$ 39
From Hamm Westf 01:15 AU$ 33
From Mainz 01:39 AU$ 33
From Unna 01:25 AU$ 40
From Siegen 01:26 AU$ 40
From Arnhem 01:35 AU$ 57
From Montabaur 00:31 AU$ 33

Getting around From Cologne, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Bonn 00:21 AU$ 19
To Dusseldorf 00:31 AU$ 22
To Opladen 00:32 AU$ 20
To Aachen 00:34 AU$ 33
To Siegburg 00:35 AU$ 33
To Neuss 00:55 AU$ 26
To Duisburg 01:03 AU$ 26
To Andernach 01:17 AU$ 28
To Essen 01:19 AU$ 33
To Monchengladbach 01:19 AU$ 28
To Oberhausen 01:21 AU$ 31
To Krefeld 01:30 AU$ 23
To Bochum 01:31 AU$ 33
To Dortmund 01:32 AU$ 33
To Koblenz 01:37 AU$ 33
To Gelsenkirchen 01:44 AU$ 33
To Wesel 01:49 AU$ 33
To Hamm Westf 01:57 AU$ 33
To Schwerte 02:03 AU$ 33
To Hagen 02:08 AU$ 31
To Neuwied 02:11 AU$ 33
To Unna 02:23 AU$ 33
To Munster Westf Hb 02:26 AU$ 33
To Iserlohn 02:32 AU$ 33
To Bielefeld 02:43 AU$ 33
To Cochem 02:45 AU$ 33
To Bingen 03:01 AU$ 33
To Liege 03:04 AU$ 29
To Siegen 03:04 AU$ 33
To Frankfurt 03:09 AU$ 33
To Paderborn 03:10 AU$ 33
To Eindhoven 03:15 AU$ 123
To Osnabruck 03:24 AU$ 33
To Mainz 03:29 AU$ 33
To Trier 03:33 AU$ 33
To Strasbourg 04:04 AU$ 183
To Giessen 04:09 AU$ 33
To Stuttgart 04:15 AU$ 51
To Brussels 04:16 AU$ 29
To Mannheim 04:26 AU$ 51
To Utrecht 04:33 AU$ 76
To Wiesbaden 04:35 AU$ 33
To Wurzburg 04:35 AU$ 51
To Heidelberg 04:55 AU$ 33
To Amsterdam 05:00 AU$ 81
To Karlsruhe 05:05 AU$ 51
To Nuremberg 05:10 AU$ 51
To Offenburg 05:41 AU$ 51
To Baden Baden 06:09 AU$ 51
To Freiburg 06:12 AU$ 51
To Saarbrucken 06:19 AU$ 33
To Bremen 06:26 AU$ 51
To Ulm 06:47 AU$ 51
To Kiel 06:59 AU$ 51
To Basel 07:01 AU$ 45
To Venlo 07:31 AU$ 33
To Augsburg 07:36 AU$ 51
To Leipzig 07:37 AU$ 51
To Berlin 07:40 AU$ 51
To Hanover 07:40 AU$ 51
To Paris 07:57 AU$ 54
To Salzburg 08:01 AU$ 236
To Munich 08:09 AU$ 51
To Lucerne 08:19 AU$ 51
To Lubeck 08:23 AU$ 33
To Wolfsburg 08:30 AU$ 51
To Zurich 08:34 AU$ 37
To Braunschweig 08:39 AU$ 51
To Hamburg 08:46 AU$ 51
To Passau 09:17 AU$ 33
To Konstanz 09:58 AU$ 51
To Landeck 10:09 AU$ 355
To Kolding 10:09 AU$ 45
To Warszawa 10:30 AU$ 279
To Regensburg 11:26 AU$ 51
To Prague 11:30 AU$ 45
To Flensburg(de) 11:46 AU$ 33
To Odense 11:55 AU$ 45
To Vienna 12:03 AU$ 279
To Dresden 12:13 AU$ 51
To Copenhagen 12:26 AU$ 146
To Milan 21:16 AU$ 140

Cologne city guide

The city by the Rhine River is famed for its massive Cathedral and its sense of fun. The Carnival and Christmas markets in Cologne are not to be missed.

As well as the legacy from Roman times and the Middle Ages, Cologne has an extremely lively arts and culture scene. Besides being a centre of carnival activity and the capital of Rhenish joie de vivre, the city is home to a great variety of art museums and the Cologne Chocolate Museum with its legendary Chocolate Fountain. The typical local breweries serving local dishes as well as the local brew Kölsch, a unique beer speciality served in special glasses are very popular. The local people love to welcome guests. Open, friendly and uncomplicated: Cologne is a feeling!

Cologne station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Cologne.

Koeln Deutz

Address: Ottoplatz 2 50679 Cologne

Koeln Hbf

Address: Breslauer Platz 4 50668 Cologne


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Customer reviews

  • "Disaster Avoided"    
    I was travelling 2nd class from Paris to Cologne and the trip was great, except for one thing. I was travelling 2nd class, and when I found the start of those carriages on the platform, the guard at the first door told me I could get on and sit anywhere as it wasn't actually a Thalys train. Fortunately the ticket inspector on route took better notice of my ticket and informed me that the section of the train I was on wasn't going any further than Brussels, and that in fact I should have got onto the train further along which was the one going through to Cologne. How was I to know there were actually two trains? Fortunately when both the trains pulled into Brussels together I was able to sprint up the platform and get onto the right one. SO the lesson is, make sure you are on the right carriage number written on your ticket, and don't rely on the platform staff.  
  • "Beats flying "    
    Was a great way to get to Cologne from Paris, very fast, comfortable and great value.  
  • "Hamburg to Koeln"    
    This train arrived 10 minutes late in Hamburg and kept getting later and later. I was getting worried about my on connection to London and was 30 minutes late by arrival in Koeln.  
  • "Quick and easy"    
    We travelled from Paris to Cologne, the tickets where easy to book from Australia online, The train was comfortable and fast with food and drinks available onboard, staff where helpfull, and plenty of multi language information announcements.  
  • "Thalys"    
    The carriage was in great condition with plenty of leg room. The train left on time and arrived on time. My only critism is that at the Brussels station, the departure times and platform were only displayed 20 minutes before departure. There were many anxious people waiting to see their train come up on the board. The crew were very friendly and would definitely travel with Thayls again  
  • "Brussels to Cologne"    
    It was over crowded in our carriage. With that, we had little room to store our 2 family size luggage. To improve our experience, we would've appreciate more room for storage for all.  
  • "Amsterdam to Koln with ease"    
    Great trip. No problems with booking.  
  • "An Ok trip "    
    After having trouble trying to identify which train exactly we were catching, we finally got on the train carriage for them to change carriage numbers when we were in them. So incorrect carriage. Finally made it to the correct carriage and it was no different in comfort than before. Still got our own meals from the meal carriage as there was hardly any staff anywhere. the trip was ok but first class it was not.  
  • "Travel from Koeln to Paris"    
    Convenient and comfortable train. However the train was very full and there was limited space for large luggage and it was located in an area you couldn't keep an eye on. Staff not very helpful and brusque. lovely way to relax and see the country side. We had no problems using Rail Europe and it was an easy process and the service we received was excellent - thank you!  
  • "Travel from Hamburg- Koeln"    
    Very convenient overall. Staff at the Hamburg train station were very helpful but from a traveller with luggage perspective it would have been helpful to have had one of the escalators going down instead of both going up! If it wasn't for the help of a very kind young man this may have resulted in disaster as I nearly fell down the steps. Train was very clean and comfortable, plenty of space for luggage (but the train wasn't full). A lovely relaxing trip and a great way to see the country side.  
  • "Pleasurable Trip"    
    A pleasant journey in a clean, comfortable train. The staff checking tickets were friendly and helpful.