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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Destinations

Your journey from door to door

Cologne : Outbound journey / Return journey
Practical information and a variety of services (public transport, trains, carpooling, taxi, etc.) make your trip, both before and after your train journey, even simpler. Köln Hbf., Cologne's main station, is located just next to the Cathedral, right in the city centre. This station also has a large number of rail connections not only within Germany but also with Scandinavia, Central Europe and Eastern Europe.

Finding your way

View a map of the station to help you when you arrive.

Public transport

Connecting trains

Taxis

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.

Cars

  • 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

Bicycles

  • 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.
    Find out more

Airport connections

Use the rail shuttle to travel to Bonn/Cologne airport.

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