The cheapest buses from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$12

Average

$20

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 $ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 12.

07:00AMCologne2h20 09:20AMBrussels
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$121One-way
12:00PMCologne2h40 02:40PMBrussels
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$151One-way
01:10PMCologne2h40 03:50PMBrussels
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$151One-way
07:30AMCologne2h40 10:10AMBrussels
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$151One-way
Cheapest
02:20AMKöln, Flughafen4h05 06:25AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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$211One-way

Timetable Cologne to Brussels

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02:20AMKöln, Flughafen4h05 06:25AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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07:00AMCologne2h20 09:20AMBrussels
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07:30AMCologne2h40 10:10AMBrussels
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12:00PMCologne2h40 02:40PMBrussels
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01:10PMCologne2h40 03:50PMBrussels
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04:15PMKöln, Hbf5h40 09:55PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
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11:45PMKöln, Flughafen3h45 03:30AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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Sat
Sep 18
$47Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Sun
Sep 19
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
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Sep 20
$37Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$32Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 22
$32Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 23
$32Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
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Sep 24
$32Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
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Sep 25
$32Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
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Sep 26
$32Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 27
$32Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
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Sep 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 29
$32Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 30
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 1
$32Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
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Oct 2
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
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Oct 3
$32Deutsche Bahn
$15Flixbus
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Oct 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest buses from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 24 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

183 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Cologne for Brussels every day 6 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 24 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 5 h 40 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.

07:00AMCologne2h20 09:20AMBrussels
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$121One-way
12:00PMCologne2h40 02:40PMBrussels
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$151One-way
01:10PMCologne2h40 03:50PMBrussels
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$151One-way
07:30AMCologne2h40 10:10AMBrussels
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$151One-way
Fastest
11:45PMKöln, Flughafen3h45 03:30AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
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$251One-way

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Bus Information from Cologne to Brussels

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$25 (€20)
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 45 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. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $14 (€11), but the average price of bus tickets is $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

FlixBus

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.

    These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus from Cologne to 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
    What are the travel restrictions for Brussels, Belgium if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by bus?

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

    Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
    • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

    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: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 9/14/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Brussels from Cologne as this information can change.

    What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

    Reentry to 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?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Pre-arrival health declaration
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    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 9/16/21. 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?
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Brussels for as low as $14 (€11)  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a bus from Cologne to 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 $25 (€20)  one way.
    How far is Cologne to Brussels by bus?
    The distance to Brussels from Cologne by bus 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 3 h 45 min  for the 113 miles (182 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What bus station in Cologne goes to Brussels? What bus station do I come into Brussels from Cologne?

    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?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the bus station to the city center in Brussels.

    What bus companies go from Cologne to Brussels?
    Take the Cologne to Brussels bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the trip to Brussels from Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct buses from Cologne to Brussels?
    Yes, you can look for direct buses from Cologne to Brussels with BlaBlaCar  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.
    What time is the earliest bus from Cologne to Brussels? What time is the last bus from Cologne to Brussels?
    You can take the first bus from Cologne to Brussels at 7: 50 AM. The last bus from Cologne to Brussels that you can take departs at 9: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Cologne to Brussels schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets between Cologne and Brussels for the best deals?
    If you buy a bus ticket from Cologne to Brussels within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $25 (€20) 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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    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Brussels
    Bruselas
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    Brüssel Gare Central
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