London to Cologne Trains
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Trains from London to Cologne
Take the train to Cologne
Eurostar trains leave from St Pancras International. Get to the station at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security.
There’s a quick change at Brussels-Midi/Zuid, but your ticket will cover the entire journey. If you have to travel to London first, you can also book the domestic trip as part of your ticket.
What’s on board?
Eurostar trains have comfortable seats and lots of legroom, baggage racks at the entrance to carriages and above the seats. Food and drinks are available in Café Metropole, the bar buffet. Standard Premier passenger have a meal served at their seat.
Connecting trains have continental sockets at the seats and some have wi-fi. This is usually free in 1st class.
Connecting at Brussels-Midi/Zuid
On arrival at Brussels-Midi/Zuid, take the exit at the end of the platform down to the main hall and check the departure boards for your connecting Thalys train to Cologne.
Be charmed by Cologne
With its gloriously Gothic Kölner Dom and pretty mosaic of colourful houses and Romanesque churches, Cologne is a charming city bursting with history, culture and festivals.
What’s on in Cologne?
Feb: Cologne Carnival
July: Light Festival
July-Aug: Summer Festival
Aug: C/O Pop Festival
Nov-Dec: Christmas markets
Free and cheap in Cologne
- Stroll through the gorgeous botanical gardens.
- Get a combined ticket for the cathedral tower and treasury.
- Visit the birthplace of Eau de Cologne at the 4711 House of Fragrance.
Save room for dinner
Schweinshaxe is an utterly delectable crispy pork knuckle.
If you’re daring, try Mettbrötchen – raw minced pork served on a bun.
Wash it all down with a cold Kölsch beer.
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