Travelling by train from Cologne to Brussels is a great way to get from Germany to Belgium when you are visiting Europe.
Trains between these cities run every one to two hours throughout the day, making it easy to find one that suits your schedule.
Rail services depart from the Cologne Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and arrive at the Brussels Midi-Zuid train station. Both are located centrally and are connected to all forms of onward transportation.
Several companies operate trains from Cologne to Brussels, including Deutsche Bahn and Thalys. Both offer modern, high-speed services with comfortable seats and food and beverage services available on board.
The travel time from Cologne to Brussels ranges from 1 hour and 49 minutes on direct trains to 3 hours and 21 minutes on trains that require connections. Return trains from Brussels to Cologne run at similar speeds.
Fares for trains from Cologne to Brussels vary, but tickets can cost as little as 19.00 euros in second class and 49.00 euros in first class if booked in advance. If you travel on a Thalys train, seat reservations are mandatory, so make sure to keep that in mind when booking. These are usually included in the price of the ticket.