The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Paris is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 30 m
7 h 51 m
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Of the 6 buses that leave Cologne for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||249 miles (402 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$44 (€40)|
|Bus providers||Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus|
Buses from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles (402 km) long route taking on average 7 h 40 min with our travel partners like Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $24 (€22), but the average price of bus tickets is $44 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus buses will get you from Cologne to Paris from $24 (€22). 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.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
Buses in Europe are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies offering both domestic and international routes. Buses from Cologne to Paris leave at regular intervals from very early in the morning until very late at night. The journey time is between 6 hours and 15 minutes and 15 hours. Services are run by Infobus, Flixbus, Eurolines and Megabus. Most of these bus services are direct, while others require one change at Essen, which may involve a waiting time of close to 4 hours. Weekend services are also both frequent and regular.
Return buses from Paris to Cologne are also available.
Most buses from Cologne to Paris leave from the central bus station, the ZOB, adjacent to Hauptbahnhof, the central railway station which is located in Cologne's city centre. Some buses leave from the bus station at Gummersbacher Strasse, a 20 minute journey from the city centre using the city's tram system. Taxis are also available and make the journey in about 10 minutes. Cologne's public transport system runs until 1 a.m. on weekdays. Some trams run all night on weekends.
Paris is one of the world's most enchanting cities, with its many world-famous sights and art treasures. The Louvre houses Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' among many thousands of other pieces. There is a panoramic view of the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Many visitors also choose to relax at a pavement cafe. The city's concert halls and night clubs regularly host global superstars. Buses from Cologne to Paris arrive at the Porte Maillot bus station, a 20 minute journey on the Metro system to central Paris. Taxis are also available and make the journey in about 15 minutes. While public transport in Paris only runs until midnight, a night bus service continues to offer service throughout the city.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Paris from Cologne as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Paris to Cologne is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Paris here.
There are a few bus stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Paris you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, Cours-la-Reine.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and need to travel around 2.5 miles (4.1 km) from this bus station to the city center.
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