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Wed
Sep 22
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Sep 23
$152Thalys
$50BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Sep 24
$128Deutsche Bahn with connection
$37Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$37Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$91Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$66Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$60Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
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Sep 29
$60Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$66Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$91Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$66Deutsche Bahn with connection
$27Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$78Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$53Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$53Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$53Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$53Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$72Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
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Oct 9
$60Deutsche Bahn with connection
$31Flixbus
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Oct 10
$60Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
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Oct 11
$53Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus

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Bus Information to Paris from Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$43 (€34)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, 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 $27 (€22), but the average price of bus tickets is $43 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Bus companies

FlixBus from Cologne to Paris

FlixBus buses will get you between Cologne and Paris from $27 (€22). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Cologne and Paris.

Omio helps you find the perfect Cologne - Paris bus with FlixBus. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest bus from Cologne to Paris, Omio shows you FlixBus’s current bus schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best bus ticket for your upcoming Cologne to Paris journey. You can expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km) from Cologne to Paris on a bus with FlixBus. Once you are ready, buy your one-way FlixBus tickets from Cologne to Paris starting as low as $27 (€22) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus instead of purchasing tickets at the bus station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with FlixBus!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket from Cologne to 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

Buses from Cologne to Paris
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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by bus 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 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 9/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Cologne and Paris 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 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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:

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

Last checked on 9/20/21. 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.

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Cologne to Paris?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Cologne and Paris for the next 7 days starting from $27 (€22)  one way.
What is the price of a bus ticket from Cologne to Paris?
The Cologne to Paris bus ticket price is on average $43 (€34)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance between Cologne and Paris by bus?
You should expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km)  from Cologne to Paris by bus.
How long is the bus to Paris from Cologne?
On average the Cologne to Paris bus time is 6 h 55 min  covering the 249 miles (402 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from Cologne to Paris depart from? Which Paris bus station do I come into from Cologne?

When taking the bus between Cologne and Paris, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Your route can end in bus stations such as Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, Paris (Bercy Seine).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Where is the bus station in Cologne? Where is the bus station in Paris?

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 Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the bus station to the city center in Paris.

Which bus companies should I travel with from Cologne to Paris?
If you're looking for buses from Cologne to Paris, you can rely on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Cologne to Paris journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I book a direct bus from Cologne to Paris?
Yes, you can find a direct bus to Paris from Cologne with Flixbus  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 is the earliest bus from Cologne to Paris? When is the last bus from Cologne to Paris?
The earliest bus for this route departs from Cologne at 5: 15 AM. The last bus leaves from Cologne at 9: 45 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Cologne to Paris and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase bus tickets to Paris from Cologne to score the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Cologne to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $43 (€34) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Cologne to Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Gare Paris Bercy
Amenities
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3