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How to get from Brussels to Cologne?

We are suggesting 33 routes by train, carpooling, bus to plan your trip Brussels Cologne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Brussels and Cologne on a map as well as the route Brussels Cologne and the different connecting points (Köln Hbf Railway Station, Koln Coach Station, Cologne South Airport Coach Station, Köln/Bonn Flughafen Coach Station, Köln-Deutz Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Brussels Cologne

For your trip from Brussels (Belgium) to Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 114 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining bus, carpooling and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Brussels-Cologne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of FlixBus or Eurolines in Brussels. The bus will drop you off at Koln bus station (0.2 mi from Cologne, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Bruxelles-Nord bus station (1.1 mi from Brussels) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne.
The train Brussels Cologne is a direct bound.
Trains ICE of Thalys or Deutsche Bahn to Cologne leave from Bruxelles-Midi railway station in Brussels. Arrival in Cologne will take place at Köln Hbf station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Brussels-Cologne.

Which carriers to travel between Brussels and Cologne?

Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Rue du Cardinal Mercier in Brussels and to the one of Köln/Bonn Flughafen (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
IC Bus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Brussels (serving Bruxelles-Nord bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Dusseldorf where the coach will drop you off at Düsseldorf station situated at about 0.2 mi from Dusseldorf city centre.
The coach company Onebus carries out the route from the bus station of Düsseldorf in Dusseldorf and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
The network of ADAC PostBus includes a coach line between the city of Dusseldorf (serving Düsseldorf bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Koln station situated at about 0.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The bus company DeinBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Maastricht in Maastricht and to the one of Köln-Deutz (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Bohr is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Dusseldorf (serving Düsseldorf bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Köln-Deutz station situated at about 1.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The coach company Eurolines carries out the route from the bus station of Bruxelles-Nord in Brussels and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Railway companies
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection Dusseldorf-Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) from Düsseldorf Hbf railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
HKX transports passengers on a rail line from Dusseldorf to Cologne with the train which leaves Düsseldorf Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Thalys operates the train journey Brussels-Cologne with the train from Bruxelles-Midi railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
ÖBB provides a rail connection from Dusseldorf to Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Düsseldorf Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Deutsche Bahn transports passengers on a rail line Brussels-Cologne with the train ICE from Bruxelles-Midi railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Brussels-Cologne (114.3 mi)

Stop cities from Brussels or cities to visit near Cologne

When travelling from Cologne to Brussels by bus, carpooling, train, you might have to change at Maastricht located at 58 mi from Brussels and 56 mi away from Cologne (Netherlands) Dusseldorf situated at 109 mi from Brussels and at approximately 22 mi from Cologne, Leverkusen located at 116 mi from Brussels and 7 mi away from Cologne, Aachen situated at 76 mi from Brussels and at approximately 40 mi from Cologne (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Cologne or back to Brussels, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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