The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Ghent is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 35 m
5 h 15 m
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Of the 3 buses that leave Cologne for Ghent every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||140 miles (226 km)|
|Average bus duration||5 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$20 (€18)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Bus providers||Deutsche Bahn, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines France, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar|
Buses from Cologne to Ghent cover the 140 miles (226 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines France, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $20 (€18), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $15 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Ghent.
Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus buses will get you from Cologne to Ghent from $15 (€13). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
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.
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 Ghent. 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.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Ghent, Belgium by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Ghent before traveling.
Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Ghent.
There are a few bus stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Ghent you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Ghent and Gent, Ghent.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Ghent.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and travel around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Ghent and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (686 m) from the bus station to the city center in Ghent.
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