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Brussels to Cologne trains

Take a direct Eurostar train from Brussels to Cologne in just 1 hour 50 minutes.

From €16

one way*

1hr 52mins

to Cologne

City centre

to city centre travel

Our travel classes

Our tickets are now more flexible than ever before. And from 4 November, you’ll be travelling in our new travel classes Eurostar Standard, Eurostar Plus, or Eurostar Premier.

Take a train from Brussels to Cologne

Now that Thalys has become Eurostar, travelling to Cologne is easier than ever. Go direct from city centre to city centre in just 1hr 50mins. And whether you’re going for work or play, we’ll get you there feeling relaxed and rested. Read on to discover why taking Eurostar from Brussels to Cologne is the only way to travel.

High-speed train from Brussels to Cologne**

Located just a 15-minute walk from the city centre, Brussels South Station is well-served by the city's buses, trams and metros.

Inside, you'll find various food stands and restaurants, stores, newsagents, a ticket office, luggage storage and toilets.

We recommend that you arrive at the station 15 minutes before your train departure time to avoid unnecessary stress.

On board a direct train from Brussels to Cologne

Travelling on our trains across Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany is seamless, comfortable, and enjoyable.

Whether you choose to travel in Standard, Comfort or Premium, you’ll enjoy food and drink from Eurostar Café and free wi-fi all the way.

If you’re looking for a quiet journey with extra space and a comfortable seat, then the Comfort fare is just what you need.

And if you want to experience the whole range of our services, the Premium fare is the best option. In addition to the benefits of the Comfort area, you'll enjoy catering service at your seat, faster wi-fi with more data, international press and access to our lounges in Paris and Brussels. You’re in for a real treat!

Arriving at Cologne Central Station from Brussel-Zuid

Eurostar takes you to the very heart of the biggest city of North Rhine-Westphalia. Cologne's most important landmark, the impressive cathedral, is the first thing you'll see when exiting the station. The city's most important museums, breweries and main shopping street can be reached by foot in just a few minutes.

And for those who want to discover Cologne off the beaten path, the vibrant Südstadt area and the trendy "Belgisches Viertel" neighbourhood are only a short tram ride away.

Köln Hauptbahnhof is also an excellent travel hub which offers train connections to almost all major German cities. Inside the station you will find plenty of food stands and shops to stroll around while waiting for your connecting train.

Timetables for trains from Brussels to Cologne

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

See full timetable

Frequently asked questions

For stress-free boarding, we recommend that you arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your Brussels to Cologne train.

Travelling from Brussels to Cologne takes 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Ticket prices start from €16.

Your allowance includes two items of luggage (max. 75 x 53 x 30 cm) and one item of hand luggage. There’s no weight limit, but you should be able to carry all your bags and store them in our dedicated areas.

We have a range of onboard services that are sure to help make your journey even more enjoyable. You can connect to our wi-fi using our portal Eurostar Onboard and recharge your batteries with power sockets at each seat. Feeling peckish? Choose from a range of light bites and cold and hot drinks from Eurostar Café.


You can choose between Standard, Comfort and Premium travel classes on our trains between Brussels and Paris.

Check out our live timetable to see how often our trains travel from Brussels to Paris.

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Terms and conditions

*Price for tickets in Standard class for one way journey made on Eurostar to/from Brussels Midi/Zuid, Antwerpen Centraal, Liège Guillemins, Aachen Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Airport, Duisburg Hbf, Essen Hbf, Dortmund Hbf. Subject to availability.

**Tickets available for journeys in Standard, Comfort and Premium made on Eurostar to/from Brussels Midi/Zuid, Antwerpen Centraal, Liège Guillemins, Aachen Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Airport, Duisburg Hbf, Essen Hbf, Dortmund Hbf. Subject to availability.
Standard and Comfort fare tickets are:
  • Exchangeable at no extra fee until up to 7 days before the departure time, after which they are exchangeable for a fee of €15 up until departure time. They are not exchangeable after the train has departed.
  • 100% refundable at no extra fee until up to 7 days before the departure time, after which they are no longer refundable.
Premium fare tickets are:
  • Exchangeable at no extra fee until up to 1 hour after the departure time, after which they are no longer exchangeable.
  • 100% refundable until up to 1 hour after the departure time, after which they are no longer refundable.