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Trains Paris to Cologne: Times, Prices and Tickets

Starting from
$ 37.49

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By Train


From $ 131.11
By Train


From $ 107.68
By Train

2 Days

From $ 104.28

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Paris to Cologne?

The prices for train tickets from Paris to Cologne vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Paris to Cologne will cost $ 37.49. The average train ticket price is approximately $ 147.85. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Paris to Cologne by train

Best price $ 37.49
Journey duration 5 h 34 min
Connections per day 20
First departure 08:13
Last departure 20:06
Distance 250.4 mi
Departure Paris
Arrival Cologne
Carriers SNCF,, Deutsche Bahn, SBB, Thalys, Bahn

Ticket price Paris - Cologne every day

$ 131.11
$ 49.19
$ 49.21
$ 107.68
$ 49.19
$ 46.87
In 2 days
$ 104.28
$ 37.47
$ 39.84
In 3 days
$ 78.50
$ 35.14
$ 59.76
In 4 days
$ 144
$ 52.70
In 5 days
In 6 days
$ 37.49
$ 22.25

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
$ 37.49
Maximum price
$ 437.98

Paris - Cologne


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

$ 144.00

Sunday, August 28th 2022
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Paris Est - Heumarkt, Köln
6:55am - 12:19pm
Deutsche Bahn
5h 24min
3 changes
CO2: 1.16kg
By Bus

$ 46.86

Sunday, August 28th 2022
BlaBlaCar Bus-logo
Paris Gare de Bercy Seine - Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal
9:00am - 5:35pm
BlaBlaCar Bus
8h 35min
CO2: 14.17kg

How long is the journey from Paris to Cologne by train?

The distance between Paris and Cologne is around 250.4 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 h 43 min. However, the fastest routes between Paris and Cologne take 3 h 20 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Paris to Cologne?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Paris at 09:08, and the last departure will leave at 20:06. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Paris to Cologne can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use to travel from Paris to Cologne?

An international journey from France to Germany can begin at various departure points. In France, you will be able to start your journey at the following stations: Paris-Nord, Paris Nord and Paris Est. Depending on your departure station, you may arrive in Germany at stations such as Köln Hbf, COLOGNE, Koeln Hbf, Heumarkt, Köln, Köln Süd and Köln West. Some providers will only travel to or from a selection of these stations, so it might be necessary to make a connection during the journey in order to reach your desired destination. Check Virail to see both direct routes and connecting journeys to complete this international trip.

You will be able to leave Paris by using stations such as Paris-Nord, Paris Nord and Paris Est. These connect you to stations including Köln Hbf, COLOGNE, Koeln Hbf, Heumarkt, Köln, Köln Süd and Köln West in Cologne. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Paris or in Cologne, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Paris leave for Cologne?

If you want to get from Paris to Cologne, you can travel with providers such as SNCF,, Deutsche Bahn, SBB, Thalys and Bahn. You will find a maximum number of 112 departures per day. On average, there are 21 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 2 direct journeys between Paris and Cologne. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 19 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.


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