How to travel from Bruges to Cologne

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from Bruges to Cologne

How to get from Bruges to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Bruges to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
03:30PM7h29
Bruges
10:59PMCologne
$321One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
03:30PM7h29
Bruges
10:59PMCologne
$321One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
01:10PM6h40
Bruges
07:50PMCologne
$341One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
08:40AM9h16
Bruges
05:56PMCologne
$341One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Bruges to Cologne

distanceDistance162 miles (262 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$14 - $51
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $51 (€44) • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 162 miles (262 km) by train or bus between Bruges and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bruges to Cologne.

How to get from Bruges to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Bruges to Cologne, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Bruges to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn will get you from Bruges to Cologne at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Cologne from Bruges. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel 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.

      FAQs: Travel from Bruges to Cologne

      FAQs: Travel 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 Bruges to Cologne.
      FAQs

      There are 2 options to travel from Bruges to Cologne including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Cologne is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

      A bus is $37 (€32) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Bruges to Cologne costing on average $51 (€44).

      The fastest way to get to Cologne from Bruges is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 5 min.

      Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 35 min of travel time.

      The distance from Bruges to Cologne is approximately 162 miles (262 km).

      The average frequency per day from Bruges to Cologne is:

      • 2 buses a day.
      • 10 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Bruges to Cologne as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bruges to Cologne:

      • Buses mostly depart from Bruges, Station and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Trains mostly depart from Bruges and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bruges to Cologne:

      • You can travel from Bruges to Cologne by bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $14 (€12) with FlixBus from Bruges to Cologne.
      • You can travel from Bruges to Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, Eurostar or SNCB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $51 (€44) with Eurostar from Bruges to Cologne.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Bruges to Cologne with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Cologne with FlixBus.

      Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Many of our customers traveling from Bruges to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

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