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Route overview
Avg. journey time5h 59m
Trains per day5
Fare range€29.00 - €302.00
Distance401km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at06:08
Last train departs at21:54
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 26m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationParis Gare du Nord
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 26th Feb 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:21
18:05
Paris Gare du Nord
Köln Hbf
5h 44m
2 changes
14:19
18:15
Paris Gare du Nord
Köln Hbf
3h 56m
1 change
15:49
19:15
Paris Gare du Nord
Köln Hbf
3h 26m
Direct
16:49
20:15
Paris Gare du Nord
Köln Hbf
3h 26m
1 change
17:49
21:15
Paris Gare du Nord
Köln Hbf
3h 26m
Direct

Thalys trains from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf on 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.

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 Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf

Train tickets from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf start at €28.89 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 €148.27.
lowest price found
from28.89
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price102.64
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price111.42
on the day
avg. single price148.27

Book in advance

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 Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Paris Gare du Nord and Köln Hbf is 5 hours and 59 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 26 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 20 trains per day travelling from Paris Gare du Nord 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 Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf departs at 06:08. The last train from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf departs at 21:54. 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 Paris Gare du Nord and Köln Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare du Nord.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / 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 Paris Gare du Nord to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/02/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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