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Journey timeFrom 3h 20m
Price$39.88 - $360.68
Distance404km (251 miles)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationKöln Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Köln Hbf for Sunday 20th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
06:4012:055h 25m, 2 changesIntercity-Express 9571, Intercity-Express 372+1Deutsche Bahn (DB)
07:4012:124h 32m, 2 changesThalys 9413, SEV-Bus 1063+1Thalys, Nahreisezug+1
07:4012:314h 51m, directThalys 9413Thalys
08:2513:124h 47m, 3 changesThalys 9415, Intercity-Express 15+2SNCF, Deutsche Bahn (DB)+1
08:2513:214h 56m, 1 changeThalys 9415, Intercity-Express 15SNCF, Deutsche Bahn (DB)
09:0614:054h 59m, 1 changeTGV INOUI 9551, Intercity-Express 610Deutsche Bahn (DB)
09:2514:124h 47m, 4 changesThalys 9321, Intercity 509+3SNCF, SNCB+2
10:2515:044h 39m, 1 changeThalys 9327, Intercity-Express 211SNCF, Deutsche Bahn (DB)
10:5516:055h 10m, 2 changesIntercity-Express 9573, Intercity-Express 278+1Deutsche Bahn (DB)
11:5516:124h 17m, 2 changesThalys 9437, SEV-Bus 1071+1Thalys, Nahreisezug+1

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 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 to Köln Hbf

Train tickets from Paris to Köln Hbf start at €34 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 €175.24.
lowest price found
from34
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price131.29
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price132.79
on the day
avg. single price175.24

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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 to Köln Hbf by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost 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 dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Köln Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Köln Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Köln Hbf is 5 hours and 46 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Köln Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Köln Hbf is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Köln Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Köln Hbf can start from as little as €34 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to 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.

What time does the first train from Paris to Köln Hbf leave?

The first train from Paris to Köln Hbf leaves at 06:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Köln Hbf leave?

The last train from Paris to Köln Hbf leaves at 21:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paris and Köln Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Köln Hbf cover a distance of around 404km during the journey.

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 20/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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