Trains from Cologne to Paris are an easy way to get between Germany and France when you are travelling in Europe.

Rail services between these cities operate all throughout the day, with direct departures on Thalys trains every two to four hours.

All trains on this route depart from the Cologne Hauptbahnhof, which is the primary station in the city. They arrive at the Paris Gare du Nord train station, which is one of several major stations in the Paris city centre.

The journey time on Thalys trains from Cologne to Paris is 3 hours and 15 minutes. Trains that require connections take up to 5 hours and 20 minutes, so there is a big difference in the amount of time you will spend travelling if you do not take a direct service to France.

The price of a ticket for a train from Cologne to Paris varies by the time and date of travel. Fares can be as low as 35.00 euros for singles in second class and 69.00 euros for singles in first class if booked in advance of travel. Reservations are mandatory on all rail services between these cities, and are usually included in the ticket price.