Brussels to Cologne Train Tickets



One Way


Explore Germany’s “jewel of the Rhine” by taking a trip from Brussels to Cologne by train. You’ll travel comfortably and with ease aboard a world-class TGV high-speed train operated by Thalys. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 300km/h, the always efficient TGV can make the journey in less than 2 hours! Along the way, relax and enjoy the many in-car services available to you from your Standard, Comfort or Premium Class seat.

Cosmopolitan Cologne has a myriad of captivating attractions to suit all ages and tastes. At the heart of the 2000-year old city lies the historic Cologne Cathedral, its towering twin spires penetrating the skyline. Sweet lovers can sample the Imhoff Chocolate Museum while art buffs take an in-depth tour of the Museum Ludwig. For the kids, perhaps nothing can beat the Cologne Zoological Garden, home to more than 7,000 animals!

Book your “Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation” right here. Shortly after, you’ll receive your ticket by email. Just print it out from home and you’ll be ready to travel from Brussels to Cologne by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


On average, trains depart every 2 to 4 hours, with 5 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 50 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Brussels-Midi/Zuid and Cologne (Köln) Hauptbahnhof

Train features

Thalys TGV high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 300km/h
Ticket Fares

The “Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation” is available in adult and child rates. Choose one of two ticket fare options:

“Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation - Fully Flexible”

Can be exchanged or fully refunded up to 60 days after departure; standard tickets can be fully refunded prior to departure (policy is subject to changes)

“Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation - Semi Flexible”

Can be exchanged up to the departure date; the traveler is required to pay any price difference between the exchanged ticket and the newly purchased ticket; a cancellation fee applies (policy is subject to changes)
Ticket Classes


  • Standard-quality seating
  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar, serving breakfast, hot dishes, snacks, sandwiches and refreshments
  • Basic WiFi


  • Deluxe seating in a quiet atmosphere
  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar
  • Upgraded WiFi


  • Deluxe seating in a quiet atmosphere
  • Meal service at your seat
  • Upgraded WiFi
  • Free international newspapers and magazines
  • Onboard taxi booking service
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Spacious, comfortable modern seats
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Individual power outlets for laptops or other personal devices
  • Disability and infant care facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your Thalys e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat

E-ticket delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Brussels to Cologne by train.
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