Cheap bus tickets from Paris to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 4

Cheapest

$31

Average

$46

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 $ 46 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 31.

Cheapest
09:25AMParis, Quai de Bercy8h10 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$311One-way
10:05AMParis7h30 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$541One-way
09:00AMParis, Quai de Bercy8h35 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$541One-way

Bus schedule from Paris to Cologne

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09:00AMParis, Quai de Bercy8h35 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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09:25AMParis, Quai de Bercy8h10 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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10:05AMParis7h30 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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Fri
Dec 3
$168Deutsche Bahn with connection
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 4
$122Deutsche Bahn with connection
$48BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Dec 5
$123Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 6
$110Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Dec 7
$98Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 8
$98Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Dec 9
$57Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 10
$51Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 11
$75Deutsche Bahn with connection
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Dec 12
$87Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 13
$63Deutsche Bahn with connection
$47BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Dec 14
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 15
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Dec 16
$63Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Dec 17
$75Deutsche Bahn with connection
$32BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Dec 18
$87Deutsche Bahn with connection
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Dec 19
$81Deutsche Bahn
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Dec 20
$69Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Tue
Dec 21
$66Thalys
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Dec 22
$75Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30Flixbus
Thu
Dec 23
$69Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus

Bus times from Paris to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 4

Fastest Journey

7 h 30 m

Average

8 h 5 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

403 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Paris for Cologne every day 2 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 5 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 30 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.

2nd Fastest
10:05AMParis7h30 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$541One-way
09:25AMParis, Quai de Bercy8h10 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
$311One-way
09:00AMParis, Quai de Bercy8h35 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$541One-way

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Bus Information between Paris and Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$29 (€25)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from Paris to Cologne cover the 249 miles (402 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€25), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Bus companies

Bus from Paris to Cologne with FlixBus

Find the best buses between Paris and Cologne with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $22 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixBus

Find cheap tickets for FlixBus buses between Paris and Cologne on Omio. Omio can help you find the best bus deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Paris to Cologne bus schedule from FlixBus, the latest bus ticket offers available and other travel information for the 249 miles (402 km) route from Paris to Cologne, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for buses from Paris to Cologne in the Omio app, you can check to see if the FlixBus buses available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the FlixBus bus schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Cologne from Paris and then book a cheap bus with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming bus from Paris to Cologne with FlixBus!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus 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 to Cologne from Paris?

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

Can I enter Germany from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Cologne from Paris as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to Paris, France from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to France is: Partially open.

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

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 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 placed under state quarantine

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: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/3/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Paris from Cologne.

How much does a cheap bus between Paris and Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Paris to Cologne to cost as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Paris to Cologne?
If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Cologne bus price to come in at an average of $29 (€25)  one way.
How far is it from Paris to Cologne by bus?
The Paris to Cologne bus distance is approximately 249 miles (402 km).
How many hours is the bus time between Paris and Cologne?
While the time it takes to travel 249 miles (402 km) from Paris to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Cologne bus journey time is on average 7 h 30 min.
What bus station in Paris goes to Cologne? What bus station do I come into Cologne from Paris?

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

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

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from this bus station to the city center.

What bus providers go from Paris to Cologne?
For the journey from Paris to Cologne you can take a bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Paris to Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct bus from Paris to Cologne?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Paris to Cologne with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
When does the first bus depart from Paris to Cologne? When does the last bus depart from Paris to Cologne?
You can take the first bus from Paris to Cologne at 8: 00 AM. The last bus from Paris to Cologne that you can take departs at 10: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Paris to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I buy bus tickets between Paris and Cologne to score the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Paris to Cologne is on average $29 (€25) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets between Paris and Cologne available a few months in advance.