Cologne to Lille by train

  • First train
    06:29
  • Last train
    20:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 43m
  • Distance
    275 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 33m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cologne to Lille by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Lille take around 2 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 275 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Lille.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Lille?

Journeys between Cologne and Lille usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Cologne to Lille every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Lille?

The Cologne to Lille train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cologne to Lille train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lille is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 06:44 and the last train is around 20:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 05:47, and the last at 20:45.

When to book Cologne to Lille train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Lille by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Lille?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Lille, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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