Cologne to Brussels bus

Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Cheapest

13

Average

17

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Brussels is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:05AMKöln, Flughafen3h35 12:40PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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131One-way
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10:50AMKöln, Flughafen4h05 02:55PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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161One-way
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08:50PMKöln, Flughafen4h00 12:50AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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161One-way
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11:45PMKöln, Flughafen3h45 03:30AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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161One-way
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10:25AMKöln, Flughafen3h55 02:20PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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161One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Brussels

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02:20AMKöln, Flughafen4h20 06:40AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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09:05AMKöln, Flughafen3h35 12:40PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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10:00AMCologne2h40 12:40PMBrussels
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10:25AMKöln, Flughafen3h55 02:20PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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10:50AMKöln, Flughafen4h05 02:55PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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06:00PMCologne2h40 08:40PMBrussels
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08:50PMKöln, Flughafen4h00 12:50AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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11:45PMKöln, Flughafen3h45 03:30AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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Bus times from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

3 h 37 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

183 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Cologne for Brussels every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

10:00AMCologne2h40 12:40PMBrussels
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201One-way
06:00PMCologne2h40 08:40PMBrussels
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231One-way
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09:05AMKöln, Flughafen3h35 12:40PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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131One-way
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11:45PMKöln, Flughafen3h45 03:30AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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161One-way
10:25AMKöln, Flughafen3h55 02:20PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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161One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Brussels

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$13 (€12)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersEurolines France, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus

Buses from Cologne to Brussels cover the 113 miles (182 km) long route taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $13 (€12), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $13 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Bus providers: Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Alsa from Cologne to Brussels

Find the best buses to Brussels from Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Alsa from $13 (€12). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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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 between Cologne and Brussels. 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.

    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: $13

    Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      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.

      Travel Tips: Bus to Brussels from Cologne

      Travel Tips: 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

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

      Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

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

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

      Conditions of entry:

      • There are no current restrictions

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

      All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

      The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Brussels from Cologne as this information can change.

      The restriction level for your return bus to Cologne, Germany from Brussels is: Unrestricted.

      Is my return bus into Cologne from Brussels restricted?

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

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

      Conditions of reentry:

      • There are no current restrictions

      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:

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

      Last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Brussels closer to your date of departure here here.

      Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Cologne to Brussels to cost as little as $13 (€12)  in the next 7 days.
      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 $13 (€12)  one way.
      The distance from Cologne to Brussels by bus is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
      The Cologne to Brussels bus duration is on average 3 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 113 miles (182 km) from Cologne to Brussels. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

      There are a few bus stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) 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).

      The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne.

      The most popular arrival bus station, Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), is located 2.6 miles (4.2 km) away from the city center of Brussels.

      For the route from Cologne to Brussels you can take a bus with Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Cologne and Brussels on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
      Yes, you can look for direct buses from Cologne to Brussels with Flixbus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
      You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Brussels at 9: 00 PM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Brussels leaving at 9: 00 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Brussels bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.
      If you buy a bus ticket from Cologne to Brussels within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $13 (€12) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Cologne and Brussels are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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