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.
Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare du Nord start at €25.00 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare du Nord start at €104.41 when you book at least 28 days in advance.** Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Köln Hbf and Paris Gare du Nord is 7 hours and 12 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 21 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 22 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare du Nord. 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 Gare du Nord departs at 06:44. The last train from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare du Nord 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 Gare du Nord without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare du Nord. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.