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Route overview
Avg. journey time5h 23m
Trains per day5
Fare range€20.00 - €297.00
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at06:03
Last train departs at21:19
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 26m
Origin StationParis
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Paris to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
Köln Hbf
3h 30m
Köln Hbf
3h 56m
1 change
Köln Hbf
4h 55m
1 change
Köln Hbf
3h 56m
1 change
Köln Hbf
3h 26m

Thalys trains from Paris to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Paris 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 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.

Paris to Köln Hbf train prices

Train tickets from Paris to Köln Hbf start at €20.00 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Paris to Köln Hbf start at €97.20 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.

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

The average journey time between Paris and Köln Hbf is 5 hours and 23 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 26 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 19 trains per day travelling from Paris 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 to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Paris to Köln Hbf departs at 06:03. The last train from Paris to Köln Hbf departs at 21:19. 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 and Köln Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Paris 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.
*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 to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/01/2019. 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 20/10/2018 for travel on 20/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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