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Cologne to Paris trains

3hrs 20mins

No airport transport, no time wasted

City centre

to city centre travel

Comfortable

Make the most of your time on board

Take a train from Cologne to Paris

Now that Thalys has become Eurostar, travelling to Paris is easier than ever. Go direct from city centre to city centre in just 3hrs 20mins. 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 Paris is the only way to travel.

High-speed train from Cologne to Paris**

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 Paris

Travelling 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.

Whether you’re travelling for work, a special occasion, or heading away on a budget break, we’ve got the travel class for you. Check out our seats in Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Arriving at Paris Gare du Nord

Your train will arrive at Paris Gare du Nord station, conveniently located at the heart of the city and just a short stroll from some of the city's top attractions, including Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur.

This historic station, with a neoclassical 19th-century façade, is one of Paris’s main stations, with connections for the metro, RER trains and local buses.

Check our timetables for trains from Cologne to Paris

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

See full timetable

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Terms and conditions

*Price for tickets in Standard class for one way journey made on Eurostar to/from Paris Nord, Marne-La-Vallée Chessy, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, 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 between to/from Paris Nord, Marne-La-Vallée Chessy, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, 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.