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Route overview
Avg. journey time16h 35m
Fare range€49.00 - €500.00
Distance717km
Train operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB, erb, Trenord
First & last trains
First train departs at05:44
Last train departs at21:49
Fastest journey
Fastest route12h 33m
Changes2 changes
Stations
Origin StationCologne
Destination StationBrussels

Cologne to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Brussels for Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:22
07:35
Cologne
Brussels
21h 13m
3 changes
12:44
08:21
Cologne
Brussels
19h 37m
10 changes
12:44
08:24
Cologne
Brussels
19h 40m
9 changes
12:44
08:36
Cologne
Brussels
19h 52m
6 changes
13:22
08:21
Cologne
Brussels
18h 59m
11 changes

Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Italo and Thello trains from Cologne to Brussels

You can travel from Cologne to Brussels on Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Italo and Thello 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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 km/h. The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

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Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

How long does it take to travel from Cologne to Brussels by train?

The average journey time between Cologne and Brussels is 16 hours and 35 minutes and the fastest journey time is 12 hours and 33 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 23 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Brussels. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Cologne to Brussels?

The first train from Cologne to Brussels departs at 05:44. The last train from Cologne to Brussels departs at 21:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Cologne and Brussels?

No, it is not possible to travel from Cologne to Brussels without having to change trains. To travel from Cologne to Brussels will require a minimum of 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Cologne.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 06/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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