Are you an Ice Hockey Fan?
In just 3 hours and 15 minutes, Thalys will take you to the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in May 2017!
Pre-release sales for travels between Paris and Cologne from 2 to 31 May 2017 will exceptionally start on 27 September 2016. It's the perfect opportunity to book the tickets that will take you to your favourite team's games – the earlier you book, the cheaper it is!
- Paris-Cologne: from €35 in Comfort 2*
Choose Thalys – the most direct way to the games.
Did you know? Thalys takes you right to the city centre. To get to the sites from Paris or Cologne train stations, it couldn't be easier: Find out more
* Single ticket available in Comfort 2. No exchange, no refund. Subject to availability. Limited to certain trains.
Thalys, official partner of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Each day, Thalys carries its passengers at high speed between Cologne and Paris. Crossing borders is in our DNA and we are delighted to be able to contribute in our own way to the motto of the competition: "Together for 2017". Whether you are a hockey player, a fan, or an occasional spectator, Thalys will take you closest to the games!
A popular sport in Germany and France, ice hockey combines performance and speed, just like our red trains. From 5 to 21 May 2017, Paris and Cologne will host the 81st IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, during which 16 national teams will be competing. An ideal opportunity to discover this awesome and crazy sport that will thrill you for 60 intense minutes.
Outside the arenas, this event is also an opportunity to (re)discover two Thalys destinations with very different atmospheres which are always full of surprises. Make the most of your trip to Cologne or Paris!
You haven't got your ticket for the game yet? Still looking for a hotel?
For a totally successful sporting stay, you can count on the official partners for the championship:
To enjoy the live atmosphere in the arenas, book your seats via the official IIHF ticket desk.
Getting to the sites:
From Paris Gare du Nord, take the RER D heading South, and get off at Gare de Lyon. From there, you can walk to the AccorHotels Arena in 8 minutes.
From Köln Hauptbahnhof, simply take a regional train (S 6, S 11, S 12, S 13 / S 19) to the next station (Köln Messe/Deutz), then walk 10 minutes to arrive at the LANXESS Arena.
Exploring the host cities:
It would be a shame to only go to the arenas – Paris and Cologne have so much to offer!
To get the full picture of the two cities, take advantage of the many benefits KölnCard and Paris Passlib’ are offering: free public transport, discounts for museums and sights… Find out more about the offers KölnCard and Paris Passlib.
And there’s more: Upon presentation of your Thalys ticket, you benefit from a 10% discount on the price of the Paris Passlib’ !