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Cologne to Bruges (France) by train

It takes an average of 20h 30m to travel from Cologne to Bruges (France) by train, over a distance of around 515 miles (829 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Bruges (France) and tickets for this journey start from $175.37 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 8m
PriceFrom $175.37
Distance515 miles (829 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train11:40
Last train08:40
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationBruges (France)
Changes4 changes

Cologne to Bruges (France) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Bruges (France) for Tuesday May 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:20 05:46 23h 26m, 6 changes
06:40 05:46 23h 6m, 7 changes
07:40 05:46 22h 6m, 8 changes
11:40 09:46 22h 6m, 5 changes
04:20 11:46 19h 26m, 8 changes
04:40 10:56 18h 16m, 9 changes
05:20 00:46 19h 26m, 7 changes
05:40 00:46 19h 6m, 8 changes
06:00 03:14 21h 14m, 8 changes
06:00 03:46 21h 46m, 7 changes

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bruges (France)

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Bruges (France) starts at $175.37 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Bruges (France) by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cologne to Bruges (France)

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Bruges (France)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Bruges (France) take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Bruges (France) is 20 hours and 30 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Bruges (France) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Bruges (France) is 15 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Bruges (France) cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Bruges (France) can start from as little as $175.37 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Bruges (France)?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Bruges (France). Travelling from Cologne to Bruges (France) by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Bruges (France) leave?

The first train from Cologne to Bruges (France) leaves at 11:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Bruges (France) leave?

The last train from Cologne to Bruges (France) leaves at 08:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Bruges (France) by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Bruges (France) cover a distance of around 515 miles (829 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (France) to Cologne.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Bruges (France) for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/26/2020 for travel on 02/26/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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