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from Cologne to Paris

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Fri
Jan 28
$122Deutsche Bahn
$59BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jan 29
$110Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Sun
Jan 30
$98Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 31
$98Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 1
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$57Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 3
$62Deutsche Bahn
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
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Feb 4
$74Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
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Feb 5
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$22Flixbus
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Feb 6
$57Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
$57Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 8
$51Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 9
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$57Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$57Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Feb 12
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Feb 13
$57Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Mon
Feb 14
$57Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 15
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 16
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel Information from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $51
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $51 (€43) • 3 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 249 miles (402 km) by bus or train from Cologne to Paris. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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

Am I allowed to travel from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France?

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

Can travelers from Germany enter France?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Paris from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Paris, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/26/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Paris.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Cologne, Germany from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Paris, France?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Paris?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/26/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Paris here.

How do I travel from Cologne to Paris?

You can travel to Paris from Cologne 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Cologne to Paris?

The cheapest way to travel to Paris from Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $19 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

Taking a bus is usually $32 (€27) less than taking a train to Paris, which costs on average $51 (€43) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Cologne to Paris?

The fastest way from Cologne to Paris is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 34 min.

There are alternative travel options to Paris that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Paris by bus can take on average 6 h 55 min.

How far is Paris from Cologne?

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 route to Paris from Cologne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Cologne and Paris, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Paris?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Trains from Cologne to Paris most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Which travel companies can take 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:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Paris by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Paris for $19 (€16).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Paris by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Paris for $51 (€43) on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cologne to Paris?

Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Paris often also extend their vacation to go to London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Paris and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy Cologne to Paris tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $19 (€16) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $51 (€43) one way for this journey.

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.