Paris to Cologne trains
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Take a train from Paris 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 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 Paris to Cologne is the only way to travel.
High-speed train from Paris to Cologne**
Paris Gare du Nord, with a neoclassical 19th-century façade, is conveniently located at the heart of the city in the 10th arrondissement - connected with several urban transport lines, including Paris Metro, RER and local buses.
Please make sure you arrive at least 20 minutes before your train's scheduled departure time.
You’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants at Paris Gare du Nord to keep you occupied before you jump on one of our Eurostar trains.
On board a direct train from Paris to Cologne
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.
Arriving at Cologne from Paris Gare du Nord
Eurostar takes you to the 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.
Cologne station is also an excellent travel hub which offers train connections to almost all major German cities. Inside the station you'll find plenty of food stands and shops to stroll around while waiting for your connecting train.
Check our timetables for trains from Paris to Cologne
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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.