The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Basel to Cologne will cost around $ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 35.
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5 h 10 m
5 h 46 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Basel for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 378 km distance in an average of 5 h 46 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 10 m .
The slowest buses will take 7 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||234 miles (377 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 35 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$32 (€26)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus or BlaBlaCar|
Buses from Basel to Cologne cover the 234 miles (377 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $32 (€26), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel Bahnhof SBB and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
You can travel by bus between Basel and Cologne with FlixBus for as low as $25 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
If you're looking for cheap FlixBus tickets between Basel and Cologne, check out Omio! With one-way Basel to Cologne bus ticket prices starting as low as $25 (€20) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Cologne from Basel by showing you the latest FlixBus offers, bus schedules and tickets for this 234 miles (377 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with FlixBus. If you search for FlixBus tickets from Basel to Cologne in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the bus. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus from Basel to Cologne on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect bus with FlixBus so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 9/15/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Basel and Cologne as this information can change.
Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/13/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Basel from Cologne.
Some of the Basel bus stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Basel, Basel, Gartenstraße and Basel, Badischer Bahnhof (Schweiz). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Cologne include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Basel Bahnhof SBB and arriving in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Basel Bahnhof SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel around 8 mile (s) / 13 km from this bus station to the city center.
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