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Timetable Paris to Cologne

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08:50AMParis12h05 08:55PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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The fastest buses from Paris to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

12 h 5 m

Average

12 h 5 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

403 km

It's difficult to get from Paris to Cologne without transferring at least once.

08:50AMParis12h05 08:55PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$571One-way

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$116Deutsche Bahn
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$117Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$79Deutsche Bahn
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$73Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$59Deutsche Bahn
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The cheapest buses from Paris to Cologne

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Cheapest

$57

Average

$57

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 Paris to Cologne will cost around $ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 57.

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08:50AMParis12h05 08:55PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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Bus from Paris to Cologne with FlixBus

Find the best buses between Paris and Cologne with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $44 (€35). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Book your FlixBus Paris to Cologne bus with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check FlixBus’s up-to-date bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Paris to Cologne routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable FlixBus bus tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Paris and Cologne is 249 miles (402 km), and the best price for a one-way Paris - Cologne FlixBus bus ticket starts at $44 (€35) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your FlixBus ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus. Waiting in a line at the bus station to purchase your bus ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your bus tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with FlixBus!

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

  • 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

Bus from Paris to Cologne

Traveling by bus from wonderful Paris to charming Cologne is the preferred mode of convenient transport for many travelers. The journey lasts between 6 and 15 hours and there are many travel time options available. Passengers can choose to travel overnight, or, for those who love to admire the scenic countryside, to travel during the day. 

How long is the journey by bus from Paris to Cologne?

The shortest journey by bus from Paris to Cologne is on the overnight bus which takes approximately 6 hours, without any transfers. The first overnight bus leaves around 10.00 p.m. and arrives in the early hours of the morning. The second overnight bus, which leaves close to midnight, travels for two hours longer and reaches Cologne at around 8.00 a.m. The daytime buses are not direct and can take up to 15 hours, with the fastest arriving in Cologne in around 8 hours.

How many buses are there from Paris to Cologne?

There are at least two traveling options from Paris to Cologne daily, even though most include an overnight bus. Weekend days tend to include two or three journeys without transfers, the first one being in the morning, while the last departure is around midnight. During the weekdays, the overnight direct journey option is available, as well as plenty of daytime journeys. The latter include transfers, so the travel time can double, leading to an overall travel time of close to 15 hours. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Paris to Cologne?

Departure bus station: Most of the buses from Paris to Cologne leave from Paris Quai de Bercy station. This is fairly centrally located and it's only 9 minutes away from the city center using public transport. Another possible departure station is the Gare Routière Internationale de Paris-Gallieni. This is farther away from the city center, reachable in around 20 minutes by tram, including changes. Both departure stations offer restrooms and accommodate travelers with limited mobility but don't have lockers, cafés, or places to warm up on the platforms. Though there are of course cafes very nearby, outside the stations. 

Arrival bus station: The arrival station is the Cologne Bonn Airport station. The travel time to the city center is between 20 and 50 minutes on public transport and trains, including changes. There is free WiFi available throughout the airport, various food and drink options, and it is accessible for people with disabilities.

Which bus providers travel from Paris to Cologne?

The journeys from Paris to Cologne are operated by the company FlixBus, which has an extensive network all over Europe. Even in the case of journeys requiring transfers, the same company provides the connecting bus.

FlixBus from Paris to Cologne

On the Paris to Cologne route, FlixBus operates up to nine journeys on a usual weekday and around three during weekend days. They offer both daytime and overnight journeys, while the nighttime bus ride is significantly shorter, around 6 hours. There is one regular direct journey by bus from Paris to Cologne during the daytime, taking at least 10 hours. The others include transfers in other European cities like Amsterdam or Karlsruhe, so the overall travel time increases significantly. Between the transfers, there might be a waiting time of around one hour. 

Paris to Cologne Bus: Services onboard

With the FlixBus provider, there is no first-class option onboard and all tickets are e-tickets. Passengers can choose their preferred seat, for an extra fee, while making the online reservation. According to the FlixBus luggage policy, travelers can take 1 piece of carry-on onboard, such as a backpack or handbag, and check in 2 pieces of luggage. There is a weight limit on the carry-on, with a maximum of 15lbs permitted, while the checked luggage must not exceed 44lbs. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard throughout the trip and there is a restroom open for passengers. Be sure to bring hand sanitizer, since not all buses have running water. Only Certified Service animals are allowed on board. Pets are not welcome in the bus's trunk, either. Bikes are allowed on board, thanks to the special bike carrier the buses from Paris to Cologne are equipped with. If you are a traveler with limited mobility, please contact the Customer Service of FlixBus a week in advance. The company is determined to offer any passenger the opportunity to travel, yet not all vehicles are properly equipped with the necessary facilities for people using a wheelchair. There are special restrictions regarding the wheelchair as well, so be sure to get in contact with the provider to set up the final details for your trip by bus from Paris to Cologne.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus between Paris and Cologne?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 8/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Paris and Cologne closer to your date of departure here

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

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

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

Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 8/3/21. 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 Paris from Cologne here.

How much do cheap buses between Paris and Cologne cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Cologne buses for as little as $44 (€35)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket from Paris to Cologne?
If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Paris to Cologne bus to cost on average $58 (€46)  one way.
How far is Cologne from Paris by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Cologne from Paris by bus to be approximately 249 miles (402 km).
What is the Paris to Cologne bus travel time?
The bus time from Paris to Cologne is on average 6 h 55 min  for the 249 miles (402 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Paris and Cologne by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Paris to Cologne, which bus station in Paris do I depart from and which bus station in Cologne do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Paris to start your route from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Parking Saemes Bercy Autocars), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, Paris (Bercy Seine). In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Cologne.

What bus providers offer a service from Paris to Cologne?
For the route from Paris to Cologne you can take a bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, Bla Bla Car or Bla Bla Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Cologne from Paris on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any direct buses from Paris to Cologne?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Paris to Cologne on Omio with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.
What time is the earliest bus from Paris to Cologne? What time is the last bus from Paris to Cologne?
The earliest bus departing from Paris to Cologne leaves at 6: 50 AM. The last bus departing from Paris to Cologne leaves at 8: 25 PM. You can find the latest Paris to Cologne bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Paris to Cologne bus tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this trip and save money. If you book bus tickets to Cologne from Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $58 (€46) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Paris to Cologne a few months in advance.
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Paris
Gare Paris Bercy
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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