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from Paris to Cologne

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

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To get from Paris to Cologne on Sep 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est6h05 03:11PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$1281One-way
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10:25PMParis17h50 04:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$451One-way
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08:50AMParis13h05 09:55PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$501One-way
09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est4h59 02:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1531One-way
05:43PMParis Gare de l'Est5h22 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1531One-way

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Fri
Sep 24
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Sat
Sep 25
$128Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Sep 26
$153Deutsche Bahn
$50BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Sep 27
$115Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Sep 28
$103Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Sep 29
$103Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Thu
Sep 30
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$106Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$103Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sat
Oct 2
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sun
Oct 3
$174Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Oct 4
$89Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Oct 5
$64Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Oct 6
$53Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 7
$59Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Fri
Oct 8
$72Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Oct 9
$78Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sun
Oct 10
$84Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Oct 11
$107Thalys
$45BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
Oct 12
$107Thalys
$50BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
Oct 13
$59Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Oct 14
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Travel Information to Cologne from Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $91
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 6 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 249 miles (402 km) between Paris and 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 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
Am I allowed to travel from Paris, France to Cologne, Germany?

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 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 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 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Paris to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Return travel to Paris, France from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Germany?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Cologne.

How do I travel from Paris to Cologne?

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

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

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

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $46 (€37) less than taking a train, which costs on average $91 (€73) for this route.

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

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

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 56 min.

What is the distance between Paris and Cologne?

The distance is approximately 249 miles (402 km) from Paris to 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.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Paris to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Paris and Cologne with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Cologne tickets for $45 (€36) on Omio.
  • You can go to Cologne from Paris by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $91 (€73) with Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Cologne on Omio.
Can I find a direct route to Cologne from Paris?

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

  • You'll find 3 direct trains a day to Cologne with.

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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Paris and Cologne ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Paris and Cologne online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Paris to Cologne, 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 journey is costing $45 (€36) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $91 (€73) one way.

But we recommend booking Paris to Cologne 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

Paris
Cologne
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse
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