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04:50AMCologne2h30 07:20AMBrussels
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The fastest buses from Cologne to Brussels

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Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

2 h 30 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 2 h 30 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 30 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.

04:50AMCologne2h30 07:20AMBrussels
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$131One-way

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Jun 24
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$23Union Ivkoni International
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Jun 25
$45Thalys
$25Flixbus
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Jun 26
$40Deutsche Bahn
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Jun 27
$30Thalys
$22Union Ivkoni International
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Jun 29
$30Thalys
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Jun 30
$38Deutsche Bahn
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Jul 1
$33Thalys
$22Union Ivkoni International
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$33Deutsche Bahn
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$33Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
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$22Union Ivkoni International
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$20Thalys
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$33Deutsche Bahn
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Jul 8
$30Thalys
$18Union Ivkoni International
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Jul 9
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$25Flixbus
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Jul 10
$20Thalys
$25Flixbus
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Jul 11
$20Thalys
$22Union Ivkoni International
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Jul 12
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The cheapest buses from Cologne to Brussels

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Cheapest

$13

Average

$13

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 $ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 13.

04:50AMCologne2h30 07:20AMBrussels
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$131One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Brussels Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
4 hours 57 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $21
Buses depart from:Cologne
Bus arrives in:Brussels
Distance:183 km
Bus Companies:Union Ivkoni International, Flixbus
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Bus between Cologne and Brussels with FlixBus

Travel between Cologne and Brussels from $17 (€17) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Cologne and Brussels.

If you're looking for cheap FlixBus tickets between Cologne and Brussels, check out Omio! With one-way Cologne to Brussels bus ticket prices starting as low as $20 (€20) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Brussels from Cologne by showing you the latest FlixBus offers, bus schedules and tickets for this 113 miles (182 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with FlixBus. If you search for FlixBus tickets between Cologne and Brussels in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the bus. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus between Cologne and Brussels on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect bus with FlixBus so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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

  • 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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Buses from Cologne to Brussels
Take the bus to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Brussels.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by bus between Cologne and Brussels?

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

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival

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

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from Cologne to Brussels before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Brussels, Belgium?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Brussels to Cologne is: Restricted

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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

Last checked on 6/23/21. 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 Brussels here.

How much does a cheap bus between Cologne and Brussels cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Brussels buses for as little as $22 (€17)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus between Cologne and Brussels?
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Brussels bus to cost on average $24 (€19)  one way.
How far is Brussels from Cologne by bus?
The Cologne to Brussels bus distance is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
How many hours is the bus time between Cologne and Brussels?
On average the Cologne to Brussels bus travel time is 2 h 44 min  for the 113 miles (182 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel 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?

Some of the Cologne bus stations to Brussels you can start your journey from include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Brussels include Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès) and Brussels, Gare Du Midi.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Where is the bus station in Cologne to go to Brussels? Where is the bus station in Brussels located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which bus companies can take me between Cologne and Brussels?
Take the Cologne to Brussels bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, Bla Bla Car, Eurolines Germany, Bla Bla Bus or Deinbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the route from Cologne to Brussels as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Cologne to Brussels?
Yes, you can find a direct bus to Brussels from Cologne with Flixbus or Union Ivkoni International  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When can I take the first bus from Cologne to Brussels? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus departing from Cologne to Brussels leaves at 9: 30 AM. The last bus departing from Cologne to Brussels leaves at 3: 16 PM. You can find the latest Cologne to Brussels bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Cologne to Brussels bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase the Cologne to Brussels bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $24 (€19). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Cologne and Brussels. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Bruselas
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Brüssel Gare Central
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