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from Cologne to Paris

You can get from Cologne to Paris by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Paris on Sep 19 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:54PMCologne Hbf5h30 10:24PMParis Gare de l'Est
1 changes
$1031One-way
Cheapest
07:15AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport13h40 08:55PMParis
1 changes
$451One-way
Other options
12:54PMCologne Hbf5h20 06:14PMParis Gare de l'Est
1 changes
$1151One-way
05:55PMCologne Hbf4h57 10:52PMParis Gare de l'Est
1 changes
$1151One-way
05:48AMCologne Hbf5h03 10:51AMParis Gare de l'Est
1 changes
$1151One-way

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Sat
Sep 18
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$50Flixbus
Sun
Sep 19
$103Deutsche Bahn with connection
$36Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$37Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$31Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$91Deutsche Bahn
$37BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Sep 23
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Sep 24
$72Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Sep 25
$78Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Sep 26
$91Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Sep 27
$60Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Sep 28
$53Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$53Deutsche Bahn
$37BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Sep 30
$66Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$66Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 2
$60Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$60Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Oct 4
$53Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Oct 5
$53Deutsche Bahn
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Oct 6
$53Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$53Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$44Thalys
$24Flixbus

Travel Information between Cologne and Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$50 - $91
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 6 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 249 miles (402 km) by bus, flight or train to Paris from Cologne. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Paris.

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How to get from Cologne to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Paris, 77,33% 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 Cologne to Paris 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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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Paris, France if I’m coming from Cologne, Germany?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Cologne?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Cologne to Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Cologne, Germany from Paris, France due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Paris restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Paris?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/17/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Cologne to Paris?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Paris from Cologne. You can take a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Paris the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Paris from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average ().

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

Taking a bus is about $38 (€30) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $88 (€70) for this trip.

A bus is $41 (€33) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Paris costing on average $91 (€73).

What is the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Paris?

The fastest way to get to Paris from Cologne is by travel with an average travel time of 0 h 0 min.

Other travel options to Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 1 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 52 min   on average.

How many miles from Cologne to Paris would I travel?

Paris is approximately 249 miles (402 km) away from Cologne.

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Paris?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Paris is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Paris?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Paris?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Cologne to Paris tickets on Omio for $50 (€40).
  • Eurowings can take you to Paris by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Cologne to Paris for $88 (€70).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Paris by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Paris for $91 (€73).
Is it possible to travel directly from Cologne to Paris?

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

  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to Paris with Thalys.

Direct services to Paris 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 route.

Where should I go next after I travel to Paris from Cologne?
Your trip from Cologne to Paris doesn't have to end in Paris. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add London, Barcelona or Amsterdam to your Cologne to Paris tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Paris today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Paris from Cologne online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Paris, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $50 (€40) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $88 (€70) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $91 (€73) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Paris tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Paris
Köln Hbf
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