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Journey timeFrom 3h 03m
Price$23.90 - $186.19
Distance263km (163 miles)
Departure stationKöln Hbf
Arrival stationBruges (Brugge)
Changes1 change
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Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) for Thursday 21st Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
06:4409:543h 10m, 1 changeThalys 9412, Intercity 1530Thalys, SNCB
07:4210:513h 09m, 1 changeICE 18, Intercity 1531Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB
08:4411:513h 07m, 1 changeThalys 9424, Intercity 1532Thalys, SNCB
09:4312:513h 08m, 1 changeICE 214, Intercity 1533Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB
09:4814:024h 14m, 2 changesRE 10908, Regionalzug 5032+1Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB
11:4314:513h 08m, 1 changeICE 16, Intercity 1535Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB
12:4215:513h 09m, 1 changeThalys 9448, Intercity 1536Thalys, SNCB
13:4316:513h 08m, 1 changeICE 210, Intercity 1537Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB
13:4718:044h 17m, 2 changesRE 10916, Regionalzug 5036+1Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB
15:4318:463h 03m, 1 changeICE 14, Intercity 8002Deutsche Bahn (DB), SNCB

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and Thalys trains from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge)

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 330 km/h, the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/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 Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge)

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) start at €20.55 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 €59.40.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price46.55
on the day
avg. single price59.40

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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 Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge)? 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 Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) take?

The average journey time by train between Köln Hbf and Bruges (Brugge) is 4 hours and 15 minutes, with around 17 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 Köln Hbf and Bruges (Brugge) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) cost?

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as €20.55 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 Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge)?

No, there are no direct train services from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge). Travelling from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) leave?

The first train from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) leave?

The last train from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 21:17. 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 Köln Hbf and Bruges (Brugge) by train?

Trains travelling from Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 263km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Köln Hbf.
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 Köln Hbf to Bruges (Brugge) for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/11/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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