Trains Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid

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Trains Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid - Facts 
  • Distance: 717 km
  • Fastest route: 11 hours 49 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 22 
  • Changes: 2 
  • First train: 05:02 
  • Last train: 21:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Deutsche Bahn (DB)
  • Fare range: €49 - €500 
  • From price: €49
Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid!

Book your train journey from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid start from €49!

Every day 22 trains run between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid. The distance is 717 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 11 hours 49 minutes. 

The earlier you book, the cheaper train tickets are. Just before departure, train tickets can be three to ten times more expensive. For this route the price difference from early booking to just before departure is  €49 - €500.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid with Deutsche Bahn (DB), the first train leaves at 05:02 and the last train at 21:02.

Train operators

Deutsche Bahn (DB)


Deutsche Bahn is the name of the national railways in Germany. The HQ is based in Frankfurt and the company is noted at the stock market. 

The high speed train of the Deutsche Bahn is the ICE International, one of the most convenient trains in Europe which run between all major cities in Germany. The ICE has also connections to all major cities in neighboring countries. 

Routes

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Brussel-Midi/Zuid

Railway Station Brussels 

The Thalys and the Intercity arrive and depart from Brussels Midi/Zuid, the main station in Brussels. From here also the Eurostar to London departs and the ICE and Thalys to Cologne and Frankfurt. You can also take from here domestic trains to Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. 

Other major stations in Brussels are Brussels Centraal and Brussels Schuman. Brussels Centraal is the best station to get off if you want to visit the old city centre. You can walk to the main square and fine restaurants. Brussels Schuman is the railway station for the European Parliament. 

  • Wifi: no
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
The average travel time between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid is 11 hours 49 minutes. On average 22 trains per day run between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid. The first train is leaving Cologne at 05:02 and the last at 21:02. The prices for train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid start from €49.

How much does it cost to take the train from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
The train fares for tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid start from €49. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid. Sometimes tickets cost up to 4-5 times more just before departure than at the time the sales period starts.

How do I get from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
On average 22 trains per day run between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid. The number of changes on this route is 2. Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Europe, they are fast, convenient and if you book on time there are often great deals. Fares for trains from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid start from €49.

How long is the train ride from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
The average travel time between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid is 11 hours 49 minutes. Every day 22 runs between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid and the number of changes is 2. Train times can vary at any time of the day - check our rail planner for all the actual train times.

How far is Cologne from Brussel-Midi/Zuid by train?
The distance between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid is 717 kilometers. The average travel time is 11 hours 49 minutes and there are approximately 22 trains per day running between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid. The first train leaves from Cologne at 05:02 and the last one at 21:02.

Which trains run from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid: Deutsche Bahn (DB). The average travel time is 11 hours 49 minutes, the distance is 717 kilometers and fares start from €49.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
Book your train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid start from €49.

Do prices go down for trains Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Cologne to Brussel-Midi/Zuid only become more expensive the closer to departure time. The only way to purchase cheap train tickets is to book as early as possible. In general, it is more economical to travel between Cologne and Brussel-Midi/Zuid on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

Other way around - Train from Brussel-Midi/Zuid to Cologne

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