Train Paris → CologneFrom AU$ 53
- Departure station : Paris nord (112, rue de Maubeuge 75010 Paris)
Paris est (Place du 11 novembre 1918 75475 Paris)
- Arrival station : Frankfurt main hb (Im Hauptbahnhof 60329 Frankfurt)
Koeln hbf (Breslauer Platz 4 50668 Cologne)
Mannheim hbf ( )
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Paris and Cologne
Paris Gare du Nord Train Station
Address: 112, rue de Maubeuge 75010 ParisOpening hours: Monday to Sunday: 4:30 am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar, and Thalys), Regional trains, Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Tourism office, Newsagents, Lounge, Lost and found, Car parking, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Gare de l’Est Train Station
Address: Place du 11 novembre 1918 75475 ParisOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 1am
Public holidays: 5am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High Speed trains and Regional trains
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons, Car Parking, Lockers, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business lounges & waiting rooms, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Places to eat in the station, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Train Station
Address: Im Hauptbahnhof 60329 FrankfurtOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 7am to 10pm
Saturday: 7am to 10pm
Sunday: 7am to 10pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains (SBahn), Intercity trains (ICE)
Assistance in stations, Car parking, Tourism office, Information point, Disabled facilities, Lift, Lockers, Lounge, Currency exchange, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Cologne
Travel by train from Paris to Cologne and enjoy great views from your seat. Trains take you from one city-center to the next, no hassle of getting a taxi or transfer downtown.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Cologne
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.
Easy booking on rail europe via the Internet . Very fast and convenient train trip from Paris to Cologne.
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Thalys, travelling from Cologne to Paris. Very friendly staff, comfortable trip.
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.
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.
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.
We travelled on 22 May 2014 and were thrilled with the comfort and service - dinner with wine was even included in the fare.
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.
Was a great way to get to Cologne from Paris, very fast, comfortable and great value.
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.
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.
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!
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.