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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 12m
Fare range€25.00 - €84.00
Distance283km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at04:42
Last train departs at21:42
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 29m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationOstend
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Ostend to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ostend to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 25th Dec 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:42
15:12
Ostend
Köln Hbf
4h 30m
2 changes
11:42
15:15
Ostend
Köln Hbf
3h 33m
1 change
11:46
15:15
Ostend
Köln Hbf
3h 29m
2 changes
12:42
16:15
Ostend
Köln Hbf
3h 33m
1 change
12:46
16:15
Ostend
Köln Hbf
3h 29m
2 changes

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

You can travel from Ostend to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and ICE (Intercity Express) 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

Deutsche Bahn

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 Train

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

DB ICE Train

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.

Ostend to Köln Hbf train prices

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.

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€46.89
1 day
in advance
€58.08
Avg. single price
On the day
€63.11
Avg. single price

How long does it take to travel from Ostend to Köln Hbf by train?

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.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Ostend to Köln Hbf?

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.

Are there direct train services between Ostend and Köln Hbf?

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.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Hbf to Ostend.
**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 Ostend to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/12/2018. 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 16/09/2018 for travel on 22/09/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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