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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$56
From Amsterdam 02:38 AU$118
From Frankfurt 01:10 AU$35
From Berlin 04:17 AU$35
From Brussels 01:47 AU$30
From Munich 04:37 AU$83
From Zurich 05:03 AU$78
From Prague 11:35 AU$78
From Vienna 09:13 AU$309
From Basel 03:52 AU$119
From Salzburg 07:42 AU$243
From Lucerne 05:09 AU$53
From Copenhagen 11:28 AU$46
From Stuttgart 02:14 AU$53
From Hamburg 03:35 AU$53
From Dusseldorf 00:22 AU$23
From Dresden 07:26 AU$95
From Nuremberg 04:32 AU$53
From Heidelberg 02:41 AU$53
From Freiburg 03:08 AU$53
From Hanover 02:38 AU$35
From Mannheim 01:29 AU$53
From Bonn 00:20 AU$20
From Karlsruhe 02:05 AU$53
From Bremen 03:02 AU$53
From Aachen 00:35 AU$35
From Linz 10:50 AU$158
From Utrecht 02:10 AU$79
From Saarbrucken 03:06 AU$72
From Kolding 09:04 AU$78
From Wolfsburg 03:12 AU$53
From Ulm 03:14 AU$57
From Braunschweig 03:54 AU$53
From Lubeck 05:13 AU$97
From Regensburg 05:35 AU$53
From Leipzig 06:02 AU$53
From Flensburg(de) 06:05 AU$199
From Passau 06:41 AU$53
From Kiel 05:08 AU$53
From Augsburg 04:02 AU$64
From Odense 09:46 AU$46
From Bingen 02:56 AU$58
From Konstanz 06:33 AU$35
From Paderborn 02:22 AU$35
From Koblenz 00:52 AU$35
From Essen 00:49 AU$35
From Gelsenkirchen 00:57 AU$35
From Bochum 01:00 AU$35
From Wiesbaden 01:05 AU$39
From Liege 01:01 AU$30
From Oberhausen 00:45 AU$32
From Hagen 00:45 AU$32
From Duisburg 00:36 AU$28
From Solingen 00:19 AU$17
From Limburg 00:42 AU$35
From Krefeld 00:43 AU$26
From Andernach 00:45 AU$29
From Dortmund 01:09 AU$35
From Schwerte 01:12 AU$37
From Osnabruck 02:09 AU$35
From Bielefeld 01:47 AU$35
From Baden Baden 02:22 AU$53
From Siegburg 00:14 AU$35
From Offenburg 02:35 AU$53
From Trier 02:27 AU$64
From Wurzburg 02:47 AU$53
From Munster Westf Hb 01:40 AU$35
From Wesel 01:17 AU$40
From Hamm Westf 01:15 AU$35
From Mainz 01:39 AU$35
From Unna 01:25 AU$42
From Siegen 01:26 AU$42
From Arnhem 01:35 AU$60
From Montabaur 00:31 AU$35

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

To Bonn 00:21 AU$20
To Dusseldorf 00:31 AU$23
To Opladen 00:32 AU$21
To Aachen 00:34 AU$35
To Siegburg 00:35 AU$35
To Neuss 00:55 AU$28
To Duisburg 01:03 AU$28
To Andernach 01:17 AU$29
To Monchengladbach 01:19 AU$29
To Essen 01:19 AU$35
To Oberhausen 01:21 AU$32
To Krefeld 01:30 AU$26
To Bochum 01:31 AU$35
To Dortmund 01:32 AU$35
To Koblenz 01:37 AU$35
To Gelsenkirchen 01:44 AU$35
To Wesel 01:49 AU$35
To Hamm Westf 01:57 AU$35
To Schwerte 02:03 AU$35
To Hagen 02:08 AU$32
To Neuwied 02:11 AU$35
To Unna 02:23 AU$35
To Munster Westf Hb 02:26 AU$35
To Iserlohn 02:32 AU$35
To Bielefeld 02:43 AU$35
To Cochem 02:45 AU$35
To Bingen 03:01 AU$35
To Siegen 03:04 AU$35
To Liege 03:04 AU$30
To Frankfurt 03:09 AU$35
To Paderborn 03:10 AU$35
To Eindhoven 03:15 AU$128
To Osnabruck 03:24 AU$35
To Mainz 03:29 AU$35
To Trier 03:33 AU$35
To Strasbourg 04:04 AU$189
To Giessen 04:09 AU$35
To Stuttgart 04:15 AU$53
To Brussels 04:16 AU$30
To Mannheim 04:26 AU$53
To Utrecht 04:33 AU$79
To Wurzburg 04:35 AU$53
To Wiesbaden 04:35 AU$35
To Heidelberg 04:55 AU$35
To Amsterdam 05:00 AU$83
To Karlsruhe 05:05 AU$53
To Nuremberg 05:10 AU$53
To Offenburg 05:41 AU$53
To Baden Baden 06:09 AU$53
To Freiburg 06:12 AU$53
To Saarbrucken 06:19 AU$35
To Bremen 06:26 AU$53
To Ulm 06:47 AU$53
To Kiel 06:59 AU$53
To Basel 07:01 AU$46
To Venlo 07:31 AU$34
To Augsburg 07:36 AU$53
To Leipzig 07:37 AU$53
To Berlin 07:40 AU$53
To Hanover 07:40 AU$53
To Paris 07:57 AU$56
To Salzburg 08:01 AU$243
To Munich 08:09 AU$53
To Lucerne 08:19 AU$53
To Lubeck 08:23 AU$35
To Wolfsburg 08:30 AU$53
To Zurich 08:34 AU$39
To Braunschweig 08:39 AU$53
To Hamburg 08:46 AU$53
To Passau 09:17 AU$35
To Konstanz 09:58 AU$53
To Kolding 10:09 AU$46
To Landeck 10:09 AU$366
To Regensburg 11:26 AU$53
To Prague 11:30 AU$46
To Flensburg(de) 11:46 AU$35
To Odense 11:55 AU$46
To Vienna 12:03 AU$288
To Dresden 12:13 AU$53
To Copenhagen 12:26 AU$151
To Milan 21:16 AU$144

While you're there

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!

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Cologne can be found.

Koeln Deutz

Address: Ottoplatz 2 50679 Cologne

Koeln Hbf

Address: Breslauer Platz 4 50668 Cologne


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Customer reviews

  • "Great train, great value"    
    As Aussies heading from Paris to Cologne we were delighted with the trip. It was excellent value for money. Staff were so helpful! Joining the Thalys Club meant the Gare du Nord experience was exceptional. We had 2 hrs to wait and the reception we received in the Lounge was second to none! Have recommended this option to many others! Staff on board were very friendly and most helpful! Thank you.  
  • "Excellent"    
    This train lived up to all our expectations.  
  • "Quick and easy"    
    Easy booking on rail europe via the Internet . Very fast and convenient train trip from Paris to Cologne.  
  • "Brussels - Cologne"    
    This was my second stage of a four stage journey that day. It took 1 hour and 50 minutes and was good.  
  • "Paris to Cologne 16/4/15"    
    I bought my ticket online in Australia and printed it out before I left. The ticketing page was easy to use and I was offered many options to choose the time, date and class of carriage. The train itself (Thalys) was clean and comfortable with ample luggage space (for my large suitcase) left on time plus there was also usb plugs for laptops etc. all in all an easy and positive experience.  
  • "A great trip"    
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Thalys, travelling from Cologne to Paris. Very friendly staff, comfortable trip.  
  • "Australian couple trip Europe"    
    We had another good rail journey on 1st class select country pass. Travelled for 2 weeks from Berlin, through Hamburg, Amsterdam, Cologne to Frankfurt. At this time of year you really don't need to book (last 2 weeks of October) . We did on the first leg but then realised there was plenty of space and we could save ourselves that booking fee. All the legs were great - of course the ICE trains are the best for comfort. I was surprised there wasn't network coverage. Only one of our sections had this. And this was the only section with power points for charging phones/laptops. Since canal boat season had just ended, we took the scenic train route from Cologne to Mainz. For this, make sure you are booking the train via Koblenz and Bingen then you will get the full value of journeying down the Rhein (as opposed the the intercity line which cuts north away from the river). Superb! Beautiful scenery and the train is right by the Rhein for most of the journey. This is a must do train trip. We used the phone app a lot - if you are into apps then get this one for Rail Europe . We could look up train times so easily. Highly recommended and good job on this people!  
  • "Relax and enjoy the view."    
    We enjoyed our trip which was stress free. We were staying close to Cologne HBF (Station) and walked over with our suitcases, checked the departures board and boarded our train. 1st class was comfortable and we had reserved seats next to each other. No traffic or driving on the wrong side of the road to worry about. We took our own refreshments and arrived in Bern on time to catch our next connection to Geneva.  
  • "Everything worked well"    
    The whole process of booking on-line worked well. The travel experience was all we hoped for. Availability of free wi fi was an aded bonus not always available with other rail companies. I would recommend Rail Europe and Thalys.  
  • "Train return Paris-Cologne"    
    Travelling from Paris to Koeln/Cologne for the day to visit friends was a most enjoyable efficient way in which to travel. After an early start one could catch up on sleep before viewing the rolling countryside once in Belgium and Germany. The diner car provided all that was necessary for a breakfast meal. Cologne has the advantage of being a beautiful city situated very close to the central train station and tours originated from near the Town Square right near the station. Not far away was the River Rhine from which boat tours depart frequently. The retail area for tourists and restaurants are plentiful around the Square, beer houses included. Return to Paris after a full day in Cologne was most pleasant in Thalys, where again a wholesome snack was again available from the dining servery. Again one could catch up on sleep after a tiring/rewarding day in Koeln. Thalys was an efficient service for the purpose of a having a day in Cologne, while visiting Paris.  
  • "First Class all the way"    
    Have never travelled first class before and it was brilliant. The service we received both getting on the train and during the journey was exceptional. Loved the food. The only disappointing factor is that there are often barriers and/or trees blocking the view if you choose this option to see the countryside.  
  • "scenic"    
    the pre-purchase tickets are great to save time in counter lines.if you see how many people are in these stations All the tickets I bought worked perfectly. THANKS  
  • "1st time in Europe"    
    I arranged all my bookings before leaving Australia on the inter net and all went perfectly well. All on time and very comfortable.  
  • "1st time in Europe"    
    I arranged all my bookings before leaving Australia on the inter net and all went perfectly well. All on time and very comfortable.  
  • "Did the job"    
    Did the job, comfort in sleeper was average, service very good. Nice views on morning part of trip to Praha.  
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