The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Antwerp is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
2 h 40 m
4 h 13 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Cologne for Antwerp every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||112 miles (180 km)|
|Average bus duration||5 h|
|Bus providers||BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International|
Buses from Cologne to Antwerp cover the 112 miles (180 km) long trip taking on average 5 h with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
You can travel by bus to Antwerp from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your bus to Antwerp from Cologne. DB uses different types of buses such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain buses.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.
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.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Cologne and Antwerp as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Antwerp to Cologne is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Cologne from Antwerp here.
When taking the bus between Cologne and Antwerp, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Your route can end in bus stations such as Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel, Antwerp, Desguinlei Street (PIVA) and Antwerp, lk 2.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Antwerp, called Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel, is located around 3.4 miles (5.5 km) away from its city center.
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