Brussels to Cologne bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Brussels to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jun 21


Fastest Journey

3 h


4 h 22 m

Buses per day



183 km

Cheap bus tickets from Brussels to Cologne start from $20 with an average ticket price of $24.

The fastest bus from Brussels to Cologne takes 3h in comparison to an average duration of 4h 22m and covers a distance of 183 km.

10 buses leave Brussels for Cologne every day with 8 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Brussels to Cologne

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$25 (€22)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ourbus or Infobus

Buses from Brussels to Cologne cover the 113 miles (182 km) long trip taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ourbus or Infobus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $15 (€13), but the average price of bus tickets is $25 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

Bus providers: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar and BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Cologne

For as little as $15 (€13) you can travel by bus from Brussels to Cologne with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Brussels to Cologne bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 34 min
  • Cheapest Price: $15

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.

FAQs: Bus from Brussels to Cologne

FAQs: Take the bus from Brussels to Cologne with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Cologne.
Cheap bus tickets from Brussels to Cologne can start from as little as $15 (€13) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Brussels to Cologne is $25 (€22); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Brussels to Cologne bus travel time is 3 h   for the 113 mile (182 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Brussels to Cologne leaves at 4: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Brussels to Cologne leaves at 9: 10 PM.
For the journey from Brussels to Cologne you can take a bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ourbus or Infobus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Cologne from Brussels on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Brussels, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Bruxelles, Gare du Nord and Brussels, Gare Centrale. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in bus stations like Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and Köln, ZOB.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), which is located around 2.7 miles (4.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle), located 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cologne from Brussels is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Brussels to Cologne is April.
You have options as you can travel to Cologne from Brussels 2 different ways: train or bus.

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