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.
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 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.
Train tickets from Ostend to Köln Hbf start at €24.90 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Ostend to Köln Hbf start at €46.89 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 Ostend and Köln Hbf is 4 hours and 12 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 29 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 27 trains per day travelling from Ostend to Köln Hbf. 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 Ostend to Köln Hbf departs at 04:42. The last train from Ostend to Köln Hbf departs at 21:42. 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.
No, it is not possible to travel from Ostend to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. To travel from Ostend to Köln Hbf will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.