Paris to Cologne bus

Cheap bus tickets from Paris to Cologne

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Cheapest

30

Average

51

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.

01:00PMParis5h30 06:30PMCologne
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301One-way
05:00PMParis5h50 10:50PMCologne
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311One-way
12:30PMParis5h30 06:00PMCologne
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351One-way
10:50PMParis5h50 04:40AMCologne
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531One-way
05:30PMParis5h20 10:50PMCologne
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531One-way

Bus schedule from Paris to Cologne

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04:05AMParis, Quai de Bercy10h30 02:35PMKöln, Flughafen
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10:30AMParis, Quai de Bercy6h55 05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
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12:30PMParis5h30 06:00PMCologne
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01:00PMParis5h30 06:30PMCologne
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05:00PMParis5h50 10:50PMCologne
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05:30PMParis5h20 10:50PMCologne
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10:50PMParis5h50 04:40AMCologne
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11:40PMParis, Quai de Bercy10h35 10:15AMKöln, Flughafen
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Bus times from Paris to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

5 h 20 m

Average

7 h

Buses per day

8

Distance

403 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Paris for Cologne every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

05:30PMParis5h20 10:50PMCologne
0 transfers
531One-way
12:30PMParis5h30 06:00PMCologne
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351One-way
01:00PMParis5h30 06:30PMCologne
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301One-way
10:50PMParis5h50 04:40AMCologne
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531One-way
05:00PMParis5h50 10:50PMCologne
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311One-way

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Overview: Bus from Paris to Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$58 (€57)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France

Buses from Paris to Cologne cover the 249 miles (402 km) long route taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $58 (€57), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $31 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).

Bus companies: BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus from Paris to Cologne

Find the best buses from Paris to Cologne with Omio's travel partners BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus from $31 (€30). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

FlixBus
BlaBlaCar Bus

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.

Paris to Cologne bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 7 min
  • Average Price: $31
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Cologne from Paris

    Take the bus to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Cologne.
    FAQs

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

    Is international entry into Cologne from Paris restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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 9/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Paris and Cologne closer to your date of departure here

    Return travel from Germany to France is: Unrestricted.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Cologne?

    Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Recommended

    Last checked on 9/25/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Paris from Cologne.

    Bus tickets from Paris to Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $31 (€30)  one way in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $58 (€57)  for a bus ticket between Paris and Cologne.
    The Paris to Cologne bus distance is approximately 249 miles (402 km).
    The bus time to Cologne from Paris is on average 6 h  for the 249 miles (402 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cologne from Paris by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When departing from Paris, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, Cours-la-Reine. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in bus stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

    Omio customers book a bus from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof)   most frequently for this route.

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), located 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center.

    If you're looking for buses from Paris to Cologne, you can rely on BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Paris to Cologne trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, you can find a direct bus from Paris to Cologne with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    On average, there is 1 bus a day from Paris to Cologne. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the earliest bus from Paris to Cologne at 7: 55 AM   or take the last bus from Paris to Cologne leaving at 9: 55 PM. Look for the latest Paris to Cologne bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
    If you purchase the Paris to Cologne bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $58 (€57). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Paris to Cologne. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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