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.
The average journey time between Köln Hbf and Paris is 6 hours and 22 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 21 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 21 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to Paris. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Köln Hbf to Paris departs at 04:22. The last train from Köln Hbf to Paris departs at 23:53. 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Köln Hbf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Köln Hbf to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.