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Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport by train

It takes an average of 3h 32m to travel from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport by train, over a distance of around 121 miles (195 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport and tickets for this journey start from €16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 20m
Price€16 - €130.90
Distance121 miles (195 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels Midi
Arrival stationCologne Bonn Airport
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Thalys

Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport for Tuesday 20th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:25 Bruxelles-Midi08:49 Köln/Bonn FlughafenICE 11 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change
06:55 Bruxelles-Midi10:35 Köln/Bonn FlughafenIntercity 505 SNCB Get tickets3h 40m, 3 changes
08:23 Bruxelles-Midi10:43 Köln/Bonn FlughafenICE 13 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 20m, 2 changes
08:23 Bruxelles-Midi10:49 Köln/Bonn FlughafenICE 13 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 26m, 1 change
09:25 Bruxelles-Midi11:49 Köln/Bonn FlughafenThalys 9413 Thalys Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change
10:25 Bruxelles-Midi12:49 Köln/Bonn FlughafenICE 15 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change
10:57 Bruxelles-Midi14:35 Köln/Bonn FlughafenIntercity 509 SNCB Get tickets3h 38m, 3 changes
12:25 Bruxelles-Midi14:49 Köln/Bonn FlughafenICE 315 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change
12:57 Bruxelles-Midi16:35 Köln/Bonn FlughafenIntercity 511 SNCB Get tickets3h 38m, 3 changes
14:25 Bruxelles-Midi16:49 Köln/Bonn FlughafenICE 17 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 24m, 1 change

Thalys trains from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport

You can travel from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport on Thalys trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport

Train tickets from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport start at €16 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €50.05.
lowest price found
from16
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price41.39
on the day
avg. single price50.05

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 Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport? 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 Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels Midi and Cologne Bonn Airport is 3 hours and 32 minutes, with around 18 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 Brussels Midi and Cologne Bonn Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport cost?

Train tickets from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport can start from as little as €16 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 Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport. Travelling from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport leave?

The first train from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport leave?

The last train from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport leaves at 22:57. 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 Brussels Midi and Cologne Bonn Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport cover a distance of around 121 miles (195 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne Bonn Airport to Brussels Midi. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels Midi to Cologne Bonn Airport for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/10/2020. 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 12/10/2020 for travel on 15/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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