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|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 25 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$15 (€13)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland or Deinbus|
Buses from Brussels to Cologne cover the 113 miles (182 km) long route taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland or Deinbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $15 (€13), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Buy your official FlixBus bus tickets to Cologne from Brussels from $12 (€10) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket from Brussels to Cologne:
Buses from Brussels to Cologne run frequently throughout the day, beginning early in the morning at 5:00 a.m. and running a final service at around 8:15 p.m. Several providers service the route including Megabus, Flixbus, iD Bus, Bla Bla Car, and Eurolines. Overall travel time varies depending on time of departure and provider, and can vary between 2 hours and twenty minutes to just over four hours.
There are three key bus terminals located in the Brussels area: one at Brussels North Train Station, one at Brussels Central Train Station, and another at Gare du Midi Train Station. Your departure point will depend on which provider you opt to ride with, but each bus terminal is easy to get to given their presence within train station facilities. Each station has clear signposts showing you which way to go to find the bus terminal, and in many cases the providers will be signposted too.
Getting into Cologne by bus will usually see you arrive at the coach station located just behind the main railway transportation center in the city - Cologne Central Station. Cologne offers a wide variety of excellent transport links that run 24 hours day, meaning that public transport is usually the best and most affordable way to get around. The area is usually bustling with tourist activity, as visitors come from far and wide to see the delights of this incredible German city. The Cologne Cathedral, Museum Ludwig and the Rhein river are just some of the terrific sights to take in during your stay, and are all easily accessible by bus, rail and metrolink.
Travel by bus between Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 1/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Brussels and Cologne closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.
Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Brussels from Cologne.
When departing from Brussels, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels-Noord and Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès). When arriving in Cologne, you can end your trip in bus stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
Omio customers book a bus from Bruxelles-Midi to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center of Brussels.
The most popular arrival bus station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center of Cologne.
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