Cologne to Brussels trains
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Take a train from Cologne to Brussels
Now that Thalys has become Eurostar, travelling to Brussels 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 Cologne to Brussels is the only way to travel.
High-speed train from Cologne to Brussels**
Departing from Cologne's main station is as easy as it gets. The station is located right in the heart of Cologne, next to its unmissable cathedral and the Rhine river. North Rhine-Westphalia's main travel hub is of course also very well connected by local as well as high-speed trains, metros and buses.
Make sure to arrive at the station at least 15 minutes before your train departure time.
Inside the station, you can find plenty of shops to stroll around while waiting for your train. Fancy a snack before departure? Then you're in luck because the station is bursting with culinary options: from typical German sausages to healthy salads. Guten Appetit.
On board a direct train from Cologne to Brussels
Travelling between Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands with Eurostar is simple, affordable and relaxing.
You can bring two bags and one piece of hand luggage for no extra charge. There are no weight limits, but please ensure you can carry all items of luggage safely. Find out more about our luggage allowances.
Our trains come with free and fast onboard wi-fi, so you can email, tweet and post all the way to your destination. You’ll find power sockets at your seat, so you can stay charged up while you relax.
If you find yourself feeling peckish, you can enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and sweet and savoury snacks at Eurostar Café. And if you’re travelling in Premium, you’ll be served delicious meals at your seat. Find out more about our food on board.
Arriving at Brussels-Midi/Zuid from Cologne
Eurostar trains arrive in the centre of town at Brussels-Midi/Zuid (Brussels South) station.
On arrival you’ve plenty of choice of public transport with STIB trams and metros, and the De Lijn or Tec bus networks.
Alternatively hop in a taxi or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not walk, it’s only about 20 minutes to some of the best shopping areas in town.
Check our timetables for trains from Cologne to Brussels
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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.