Finding your way
View a map of the station to help you when you arrive.
- Make getting there simple and save time by avoiding ticket queues! Buy your ticket for public transport services at the ThalysBar, at the same price as buying a single ticket at the ticket desk.
- Search for your detailed itinerary using public transport . (In German)
- View the maps .
- Check timetables in real time for your connecting trains.
A taxi rank is located outside the station on the Cathedral exit side.
There are taxis waiting there and the wait is very short. You can make a taxi reservation by telephone using Taxiruf Köln on + 49 (0) 221 28 82.
- Take advantage of the Thalys Europcar partnership to hire a car :
- Hire a car for five hours for just €49 with ThalysDrive!
- Enjoy a 10% discount on current rates for Europcar tourist vehicles. Thalys recommends the eco fleet so you can continue your journey using more environmentally-friendly transport methods.
Access: exit on Cathedral side.
- Only cars fitted with an environmental badge are allowed to access the city centre and the station car parks. Request a badge .
- Check on traffic conditions in real-time. (In French)
- Park and ride : park your car in a car park outside the city centre and travel to the station by train!
- View a map of the car parks around the station
- Take your bicycle on board Thalys! You can travel at no extra cost with your folding bike or by putting your bicycle, with the front wheel removed, into a carrying case (max. size: 120 x 90cm). You can put your bicycle in the luggage area.
- Take advantage of special services for bicycles provided by Radstation Köln : carpark (paying) , hire, repairs, etc.
Continue your trip until Hamburg: 5€ discount on your HKX journey!
- Taking the HKX trains means travelling cheap and fast, with a free seat reservation The „Hamburg-Köln-Express“ train („HKX“) provides trans regional passenger rail services between West and North Germany. The trains operate between the German Thalys stations (Cologne to Essen) Münster, Osnabrück & Hamburg.
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Use the rail shuttle to travel to Bonn/Cologne airport.
More Thalys TheCard benefits
- Thalys TheCard members enjoy special benefits for their travel.
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