Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Brussels

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Cheapest

$17

Average

$17

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 Cologne to Brussels will cost around $ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 17.

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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport3h25 02:25AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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$171One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Brussels

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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport3h25 02:25AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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Fri
Jan 21
$38Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jan 22
$43Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
Sun
Jan 23
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Mon
Jan 24
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Tue
Jan 25
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jan 26
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jan 27
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jan 28
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jan 29
$34Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jan 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 31
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$24Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$24Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 3
$24Deutsche Bahn
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Feb 4
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$29Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$24Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
$24Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
$24Deutsche Bahn
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 9
$19Thalys
$12BlaBlaCar Bus

Bus times from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Fastest Journey

3 h 25 m

Average

3 h 25 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

183 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cologne for Brussels every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 183 km distance in an average of 3 h 25 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 25 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 25 m 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.

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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport3h25 02:25AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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$171One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Brussels

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$14 (€12)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International

Buses from Cologne to Brussels cover the 113 miles (182 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $14 (€12), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Bus providers: FlixBus from Cologne to Brussels

Find the best buses between Cologne and Brussels with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $12 (€10). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixBus

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.

  • Average Price: $12

When you buy your FlixBus bus tickets from Cologne to Brussels don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Cologne to Brussels

Buses in Europe are an affordable way to travel between cities. Numerous companies offer a variety of domestic and international bus routes. Buses from Cologne to Brussels are operated by Eurolines and Flixbus, with direct journey times of between 2½ and 4½ hours. There are approximately 14 bus departures a day, from about 1:30 a.m. until 11:40 p.m.

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Cologne to Brussels Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Cologne to Brussels when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€13

1 Day in Advance

€12

1 Week in Advance

€12

2 Weeks in Advance

€11

1 Month in Advance

€11

3 Months in Advance

€11

Cologne to Brussels Buses: General Information


While buses are slower than both flights and trains, they are also significantly cheaper. Travelers should book Cologne to Brussels buses as far in advance as possible in order to find the best deal.

  • autobus Cologne to Brussels buses are run by Flixbus and Eurolines.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from either Köln ZOB or Köln Flughafen and arrive at either Bruxelles Gare du Nord or Gare du Midi.
  • autobus The Cologne to Brussels bus trip takes as little as 2 hours and 35 minutes to arrive in Brussels.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Cologne to Brussels bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Brussels, Belgium if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by bus?

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

Is international entry into Brussels from Cologne restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

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

The above information was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Brussels closer to your date of departure here

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Brussels, Belgium to Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Germany 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?

Requirements for reentering:

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

Last checked on 1/19/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Brussels.

How much do cheap bus tickets between Cologne and Brussels cost?

Bus tickets from Cologne to Brussels for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $12 (€10)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a bus ticket between Cologne and Brussels?

If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Brussels bus to cost on average $14 (€12)  one way.

How many miles is it from Cologne to Brussels by bus?

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

How long is the bus ride from Cologne to Brussels?

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

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

There are a few bus stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Brussels you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels-Noord and Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

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

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Brussels, called Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from its city center.

What bus companies go from Cologne to Brussels?

For the trip from Cologne to Brussels you can take a bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Cologne to Brussels on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I find a direct bus from Cologne to Brussels?

Yes, you can find a direct bus between Cologne and Brussels with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

When does the first bus depart from Cologne to Brussels? When does the last bus depart from Cologne to Brussels?

You can take the first bus from Cologne to Brussels at 10: 00 PM. The last bus from Cologne to Brussels that you can take departs at 10: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Cologne to Brussels schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

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

You can find buses from Cologne to Brussels to cost on average $14 (€12) 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Brussels bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.