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Trip Paris Cologne

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Paris to Cologne

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How to get from Paris to Cologne?

We are suggesting 41 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Paris 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 Paris and Cologne on a map as well as the route Paris 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 Paris Cologne

For your trip from Paris (Île-de-France, France) to Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 251 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus 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 Paris-Cologne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of ALSA, Eurolines or FlixBus in Paris. 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 Paris Galliéni bus station (2.9 mi from Paris) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne.
The train Paris Cologne is a direct bound.
Trains of Thalys to Cologne leave from Paris-Nord railway station in Paris. 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 Paris-Cologne.
The direct flight Paris > Cologne will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Paris and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport, 14.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cologne (Cologne Bonn airport, IATA code: CGN) operated by Air France.

Which carriers to travel between Paris and Cologne?

Bus companies
The bus company ALSA operates the intercity service from the bus station of Paris-Bercy in Paris and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
FlixBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Paris (serving Paris Quai de Bercy bus station at 1.9 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Köln/Bonn Flughafen station situated at about 8.7 mi from Cologne city centre.
The coach company ADAC PostBus 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 Eurolines includes a coach line between the city of Paris (serving Paris Galliéni bus station at 2.9 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 Onebus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Düsseldorf in Dusseldorf and to the one of Koln (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 OUIBUS carries out the route from the bus station of Paris-Bercy in Paris and to the one of Bruxelles-Midi ( Belgium)
Railway companies
ÖBB 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)
Izy operates the train journey Paris-Brussels with the train from Gare-du-Nord railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bruxelles-Midi at arrival (1 mi from centre)
Thalys provides a rail connection from Paris to Cologne with the train which leaves Paris-Nord station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
SBB CFF FFS transports passengers on a rail line 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)
Deutsche Bahn operates the train journey from Brussels to Cologne with the train ICE which leaves Bruxelles-Midi station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
SNCF provides a rail connection Paris-Brussels with the train TGV from Aérop-C-de-Gaulle-2-TGV railway station (14.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bruxelles-Midi at arrival (1 mi from centre)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Paris-Cologne (251 mi)
Airlines
Lufthansa carries out a flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of Paris to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Germanwings flies on the route from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport (located 14.3 mi from Paris, France) to Dusseldorf (serving Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Brussels Airlines schedules the flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of Paris to Brussels (arrival at Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport)
Air France ensures the flight route from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport (located 14.3 mi from Paris, France) to Cologne (serving Cologne Bonn CGN airport)

Stop cities from Paris or cities to visit near Cologne

When travelling from Cologne to Paris by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Brussels located at 114 mi from Cologne, Liege 65 mi away from Cologne (Belgium) Dusseldorf situated at 22 mi from Cologne (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Cologne or back to Paris, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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