How to take a thrilling high speed rail journey from London to Cologne/Köln

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London to Köln / Cologne / Koeln by train

The journey from London to Köln / Cologne / Koeln by train involves making a connection at Bruxelles-Midi station, which is also known as Brussel Zuid station.
Eurostar is the sole provider of the train service between London and Bruxelles/Brussels but both ICE and Eurotar Thalys trains are available between Bruxelles and Köln.
Which of these two train services you take when travelling on to Köln matters to both the end-to-end journey time and when booking tickets.

Routes you can take to go from London to Köln / Cologne / Koeln

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Via stations: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid

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