The cheapest buses from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Cheapest

£9

Average

£11

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.

The average ticket from Cologne to Brussels will cost around £ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

Cheapest
22:47Köln, Köln Bonn Airport3h37 02:24BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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£91One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport3h37 15:59BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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£121One-way

Timetable Cologne to Brussels

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12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport3h37 15:59BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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22:47Köln, Köln Bonn Airport3h37 02:24BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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Wed
27 Oct
£28Deutsche Bahn
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
28 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
29 Oct
£28Deutsche Bahn
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
30 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
31 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
1 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
2 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
4 Nov
£21Deutsche Bahn
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
5 Nov
£21Deutsche Bahn
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
6 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£8BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£8BlaBlaCar Bus

The fastest buses from Cologne to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 37 m

Average

3 h 37 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

183 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Cologne for Brussels every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 183 km distance in an average of 3 h 37 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 37 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 37 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport3h37 15:59BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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£121One-way
Fastest
22:47Köln, Köln Bonn Airport3h37 02:24BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
0 changes
£91One-way

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Coach Information to Brussels from Cologne

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£10 (€11)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International

Coaches from Cologne to Brussels cover the 113 miles (182 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 45 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £9, but the average price of coach tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Coach companies

FlixBus Cologne – Brussels

Buy your official FlixBus coach tickets from Cologne to Brussels from £9 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Cologne and Brussels.

FlixBus tickets between Cologne and Brussels are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with FlixBus between Cologne and Brussels all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest coach, you can find all the current FlixBus coach timetables and coach tickets available on Omio for the 113 miles (182 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the FlixBus coach, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this coach, compare the fastest Cologne to Brussels routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best FlixBus Cologne to Brussels coach ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the FlixBus coach ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Brussels with FlixBus!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your coach tickets from Cologne to Brussels due to the coronavirus:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Cologne to Brussels: Journey Details

Buses from Cologne to Brussels operate frequently throughout the week. Coach service providers include Megabus, Eurolines, Meinfernbus, Flixbus, and ouibus. Times of departure vary according to the day of travel and coach operator. The earliest bus departs at around 7 in the morning, and the latest departs in the early evening. The fastest trip available takes 3 hours, while slower trips take 4 hours. The journey from Cologne to Brussels is direct with no changes involved. The cheapest fares tend to be available for early morning services.

As well as one-way journeys, return trips on buses from Brussels to Cologne are also available.

Taking the Bus from Cologne

Buses departing for Brussels are boarded at Cologne ZOB am Hauptbahnhof (Cologne Main Coach Station). The coach station is situated just behind the Central Railway Station in Cologne and the U-Bahn (underground) station respectively. The whole complex is located in the old city centre and is well served by KVB local buses. Parking facilities are available near the station. There are also taxi ranks outside, which are available 24hours a day.

Getting into Brussels by Bus

Brussels is the capital city of Belgium. The city boasts a wealth of buildings of architectural interest - new and old. Top attractions include the Grand Place-Grote Markt, the Atomium, and the Bourse-Beurs. The city also has a variety of museums and art galleries, including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Buses from Cologne to Brussels terminate at the Nord CCN, Gare du Nord train station. Situated in the Northern Quarter business district, the station is well served by domestic and international trains. Over 30 regional buses operate from the coach station, as well as a number of night bus services throughout the city.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my coach between Cologne and Brussels?

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

Is international entry into Brussels from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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:

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

The above information was last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Brussels from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from Brussels, Belgium?

The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Brussels to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

Last verified on 25/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Brussels to Cologne coach here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach from Cologne to Brussels?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Cologne and Brussels for as low as £9  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Cologne to Brussels?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Cologne and Brussels is £10  one way.
How far is it from Cologne to Brussels by coach?
The distance to Brussels from Cologne by coach is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
How long is the coach journey between Cologne and Brussels?
On average the Cologne to Brussels coach time is 3 h 45 min  covering the 113 miles (182 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Cologne and arrival coach station in Brussels?

Some of the Cologne coach stations to Brussels you can start your journey from include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Brussels include Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès) and Brussels, Gare Du Midi.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Where do I find the Cologne coach station to Brussels? Where is the Brussels coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival coach station, Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Brussels.

Which coach companies can get me from Cologne to Brussels?
When taking a coach from Cologne to Brussels, you can count on Flixbus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, Deinbus or Union Ivkoni International for the best way to get you to Brussels. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Brussels from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Can I buy a direct coach from Cologne to Brussels?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Cologne to Brussels, consider travelling with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
When does the first coach depart from Cologne to Brussels? When does the last coach depart from Cologne to Brussels?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Cologne to Brussels, the first coach leaves at 10: 22. If you prefer late night coaches from Cologne to Brussels, the last coach of the day leaves at 21: 47. Omio shows you the latest coach from Cologne to Brussels timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets between Cologne and Brussels for the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Cologne to Brussels is on average £10 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets from Cologne to Brussels available a few months in advance.

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