Brussels to Cologne coach

Cheap bus tickets from Brussels to Cologne

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Cheapest

£22

Average

£31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

14:10BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h25 17:35Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£221One-way
11:15Bruxelles, Gare du Nord5h00 16:15Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£261One-way
03:15BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h15 06:30Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£441One-way

Bus Timetable Brussels to Cologne

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03:15BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h15 06:30Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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11:15Bruxelles, Gare du Nord5h00 16:15Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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14:10BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h25 17:35Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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Bus times from Brussels to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

3 h 15 m

Average

3 h 53 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

183 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Brussels for Cologne every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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03:15BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h15 06:30Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£441One-way
14:10BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h25 17:35Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£221One-way
11:15Bruxelles, Gare du Nord5h00 16:15Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£261One-way

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Overview: Coach from Brussels to Cologne

distanceDistance113 miles
durationAverage coach duration3 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency9 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 7 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesEurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Coaches from Brussels to Cologne cover the 113 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 9 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £15, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).

Coach companies: Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus Brussels to Cologne

Travel between Brussels and Cologne from £9 with Omio’s coach partners Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn
FlixBus
BlaBlaCar Bus

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of coach services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of coaches includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Brussels to Cologne coach.

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

    • Average Price: £9

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar, is a provider operating long-distance coach services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the coaches include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags per person.

    • Average Price: £15

    Buses from Brussels to Cologne: Journey Details

    Buses from Brussels to Cologne run frequently throughout the day, beginning early in the morning at 5:00 a.m. and running a final service at around 8:15 p.m. Several providers service the route including Megabus, Flixbus, iD Bus, Bla Bla Car, and Eurolines. Overall travel time varies depending on time of departure and provider, and can vary between 2 hours and twenty minutes to just over four hours.

    Taking the Bus from Brussels

    There are three key bus terminals located in the Brussels area: one at Brussels North Train Station, one at Brussels Central Train Station, and another at Gare du Midi Train Station. Your departure point will depend on which provider you opt to ride with, but each bus terminal is easy to get to given their presence within train station facilities. Each station has clear signposts showing you which way to go to find the bus terminal, and in many cases the providers will be signposted too.

    Getting into Cologne by Bus

    Getting into Cologne by bus will usually see you arrive at the coach station located just behind the main railway transportation center in the city - Cologne Central Station. Cologne offers a wide variety of excellent transport links that run 24 hours day, meaning that public transport is usually the best and most affordable way to get around. The area is usually bustling with tourist activity, as visitors come from far and wide to see the delights of this incredible German city. The Cologne Cathedral, Museum Ludwig and the Rhein river are just some of the terrific sights to take in during your stay, and are all easily accessible by bus, rail and metrolink.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Cologne from Brussels

    Take the bus 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 Brussels to Cologne.
    FAQs

    Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany by coach is: Fully open.

    What is the status of international entry into Germany from Belgium?

    International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Brussels?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

    When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 07/08/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from Brussels to Cologne before travelling.

    The restriction level for your return coach to Brussels, Belgium from Cologne is: Fully open.

    Is my return coach into Brussels from Cologne restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Cologne?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

    The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Recommended

    Last checked on 28/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Brussels from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

    You can find a cheap coach from Brussels to Cologne for some dates and times for as low as £9  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Brussels to Cologne coach to cost on average £15  one way.
    The distance to Cologne from Brussels by coach is approximately 113 miles.
    The coach time to Cologne from Brussels is on average 3 h 10 min  for the 113 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go from Brussels to Cologne by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the coach to Cologne from Brussels, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels-Noord and Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès). Your journey can end in coach stations such as Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bruxelles-Midi   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and need to travel approximately 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Cologne.

    When taking a coach from Brussels to Cologne, you can count on Eurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from Brussels to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
    Yes, there are 7 direct coaches per day from Brussels to Cologne. You can look to travel with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
    On average, there are 9 coaches a day from Brussels to Cologne. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest coach departing from Brussels to Cologne leaves at 12: 10. The last coach departing from Brussels to Cologne leaves at 20: 25. You can find the latest Brussels to Cologne coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a coach ticket between Brussels and Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £15 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Cologne from Brussels are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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