Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Paris

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Cheapest

$26

Average

$26

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 Paris will cost around $ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 26.

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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport8h35 07:35AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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$261One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Paris

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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport8h35 07:35AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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Mon
Jan 24
$112Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Jan 25
$112Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26Flixbus
Wed
Jan 26
$100Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30Flixbus
Thu
Jan 27
$100Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
Fri
Jan 28
$76Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Sat
Jan 29
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jan 30
$64Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 31
$64Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 1
$52Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$52Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 3
$58Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$58Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Feb 6
$52Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Feb 7
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 8
$52Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 9
$52Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 10
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Feb 11
$58Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Feb 12
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus

Bus times from Cologne to Paris

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Fastest Journey

8 h 35 m

Average

8 h 35 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

403 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cologne for Paris 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 403 km distance in an average of 8 h 35 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 8 h 35 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.

11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport8h35 07:35AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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$261One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$29 (€24)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles (402 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 55 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $26 (€22), but the average price of bus tickets is $29 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Bus companies: FlixBus from Cologne to Paris

Travel to Paris from Cologne from $26 (€22) 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 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.

  • Average Price: $26

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

  • 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 Paris: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Bus from Cologne

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.

Getting into Paris by Bus

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 Tips: Bus to Paris from Cologne

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FAQs

Is travel by bus currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France 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 France from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/21/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Paris from Cologne before traveling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return bus to Cologne, Germany from Paris is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Cologne from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap bus from Cologne to Paris cost?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Paris for as low as $26 (€22)  for the next 7 days.

What is the price of a bus ticket between Cologne and Paris?

If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Paris bus price to come in at an average of $29 (€24)  one way.

How far is Cologne to Paris by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Paris from Cologne by bus to be approximately 249 miles (402 km).

How long is the bus ride between Cologne and Paris?

The Cologne to Paris bus duration is on average 6 h 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 249 miles (402 km) between Cologne and Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Which bus station from Cologne to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris bus station from Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Cologne, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When you arrive in Paris, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Köln Hbf   to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Where is the departure bus station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival bus station in Paris located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Paris, called Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from its city center.

Which bus providers can take me to Paris from Cologne?

When taking a bus from Cologne to Paris, you can count on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Paris from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Can I find a direct bus from Cologne to Paris?

Yes, you can find a direct bus from Cologne to Paris with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

When does the first bus depart from Cologne to Paris? When does the last bus depart from Cologne to Paris?

You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Paris at 10: 00 PM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Paris leaving at 10: 45 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Paris bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.

How far in advance should I book bus tickets from Cologne to Paris for the best deals?

If you buy a bus ticket from Cologne to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $29 (€24) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Cologne and Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.