The cheapest buses from Basel to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Cheapest

$35

Average

$36

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.

04:30PMBasel5h10 09:40PMCologne
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$351One-way
01:00PMBasel7h00 08:00PMCologne
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$351One-way
12:00PMBasel5h50 05:50PMCologne
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$351One-way
09:00PMBasel5h20 02:20AMCologne
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$361One-way
03:00PMBasel5h30 08:30PMCologne
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$381One-way

Timetable Basel to Cologne

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12:00PMBasel5h50 05:50PMCologne
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01:00PMBasel7h00 08:00PMCologne
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03:00PMBasel5h30 08:30PMCologne
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04:30PMBasel5h10 09:40PMCologne
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09:00PMBasel5h20 02:20AMCologne
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Fri
Sep 17
$62Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$632Austrian Airlines
Sat
Sep 18
$40Deutsche Bahn
$40Flixbus
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Sun
Sep 19
$52Deutsche Bahn
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$602Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 20
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$524Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 21
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$517Austrian Airlines
Wed
Sep 22
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$518Austrian Airlines
Thu
Sep 23
$35Deutsche Bahn
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$522Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Sep 24
$20Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
$522Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Sep 25
$40Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
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Sun
Sep 26
$35Deutsche Bahn
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$371Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$371Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 28
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$372Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Sep 29
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$371Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Sep 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$371Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 1
$40Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$371Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Oct 2
$35Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
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Sun
Oct 3
$35Deutsche Bahn
$32Flixbus
$371Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Oct 4
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$300Lufthansa Cityline
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Oct 5
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$301Lufthansa Cityline
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Oct 6
$24Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest buses from Basel to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Fastest Journey

5 h 10 m

Average

5 h 46 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

378 km

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.

04:30PMBasel5h10 09:40PMCologne
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$351One-way
09:00PMBasel5h20 02:20AMCologne
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$361One-way
03:00PMBasel5h30 08:30PMCologne
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$381One-way
12:00PMBasel5h50 05:50PMCologne
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$351One-way
01:00PMBasel7h00 08:00PMCologne
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$351One-way

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Bus Information to Cologne from Basel

distanceDistance234 miles (377 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$32 (€26)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus 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.

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FlixBus from Basel to Cologne

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.

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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.

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Buses from Basel to Cologne
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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus to Cologne from Basel?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Basel from Cologne?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

How much do cheap buses to Cologne from Basel cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Basel to Cologne for as low as $25 (€20)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus to Cologne from Basel?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $32 (€26)  for a bus ticket to Cologne from Basel.
What is the distance from Basel to Cologne by bus?
The bus distance from Basel to Cologne is around 234 miles (377 km).
How long is a bus between Basel and Cologne on average?
While the time it takes to travel 234 miles (377 km) from Basel to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Basel to Cologne bus journey time is on average 8 h 35 min.
What bus station in Basel goes to Cologne? What bus station do I come into Cologne from Basel?

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.

Where is the departure bus station in Basel located? Where is the arrival bus station in Cologne located?

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.

What bus providers offer a service to Cologne from Basel?
Take the Basel to Cologne bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Cologne from Basel as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Basel to Cologne?
You can take the first bus from Basel to Cologne at 5: 50 AM. The last bus from Basel to Cologne that you can take departs at 8: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Basel to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I buy bus tickets to Cologne from Basel to score the best deals?
You can find buses from Basel to Cologne to cost on average $32 (€26) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Basel to Cologne bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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