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Overview: Bus from Brussels to Cologne

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$15 (€13)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, 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.

Bus providers: FlixBus from Brussels to Cologne

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

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.

  • Average Price: $17

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket from Brussels to Cologne:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Brussels to Cologne: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Bus from Brussels

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

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 Tips: Bus to Cologne from Brussels

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FAQs

Is travel by bus currently allowed from Brussels, Belgium to Cologne, Germany?

Travel by bus between Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Brussels restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

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

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

Return travel from Germany to Belgium is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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)

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium 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 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Brussels from Cologne.

How much do cheap buses from Brussels to Cologne cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Brussels to Cologne buses for as little as $12 (€10)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a bus ticket to Cologne from Brussels?

The bus price from Brussels to Cologne is on average $15 (€13)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

What is the distance from Brussels to Cologne by bus?

The Brussels to Cologne bus distance is approximately 113 miles (182 km).

How many hours is the bus time between Brussels and Cologne?

On average the Brussels to Cologne bus time is 3 h 25 min  covering the 113 miles (182 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by bus from Brussels to Cologne, which bus station in Brussels do I depart from and which bus station in Cologne do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the bus station in Brussels? Where is the bus station in Cologne?

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.

What bus companies offer a service to Cologne from Brussels?

Take the Brussels to Cologne bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland or Deinbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey between Brussels and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any nonstop bus services from Brussels to Cologne?

Yes, you can search for direct buses from Brussels to Cologne on Omio with BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.

What time is the earliest bus from Brussels to Cologne? What time is the last bus from Brussels to Cologne?

The earliest bus for this journey departs from Brussels at 1: 10 PM. The last bus leaves from Brussels at 3: 40 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Brussels to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy Brussels to Cologne bus tickets to get the best deals?

If you purchase a bus ticket from Brussels to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $15 (€13) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Cologne from Brussels are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.