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from Paris to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Cologne on Jan 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05AMParis7h30 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$361One-way
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10:05AMParis7h30 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$361One-way
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01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est5h55 07:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1251One-way
09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est5h59 03:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1251One-way
03:20PMParis Gare de l'Est4h45 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1491One-way

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Tue
Jan 18
$125Deutsche Bahn
$27Flixbus
Wed
Jan 19
$113Deutsche Bahn
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jan 20
$113Deutsche Bahn
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jan 21
$100Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
Sat
Jan 22
$64Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23Flixbus
Sun
Jan 23
$64Deutsche Bahn with connection
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 24
$58Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
Tue
Jan 25
$52Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Jan 26
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Jan 27
$52Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Jan 28
$52Deutsche Bahn
$36BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Jan 29
$58Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Jan 30
$64Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Jan 31
$51Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Feb 1
$51Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Feb 2
$51Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Feb 3
$51Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Feb 4
$52Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Feb 5
$52Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel Information to Cologne from Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 7 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 249 miles (402 km) to Cologne from Paris. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Paris to Cologne.

How to get from Paris to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Cologne, 79,59% 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 Paris 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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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Cologne, Germany from Paris, France?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Paris restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 1/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Paris, France from Cologne, Germany?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 1/16/22. 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 Paris from Cologne here.

How do I travel from Paris to Cologne?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Paris to Cologne. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Paris and Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $23 (€19).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $29 (€24) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Paris to Cologne costing on average $52 (€43).

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

The fastest way from Paris to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 7 h 30 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 57 min.

What is the distance between Paris and Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km) between Paris and Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Paris to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Cologne is:

  • 3 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Paris to Cologne depart from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Paris to Cologne?

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Cologne for $23 (€19) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Cologne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Paris to Cologne tickets on Omio for $52 (€43).

Is there a way to travel directly from Paris to Cologne?

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

  • You can take a direct train with with 3 direct trains per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Paris to Cologne?

Many of our customers traveling from Paris to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, 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!

When should I purchase a ticket from Paris to Cologne online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Paris to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $23 (€19) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $52 (€43) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.