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10 Jul
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Journey Summary

Cologne to Brussels Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
4 hours 53 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £15
Buses depart from:Cologne
Bus arrives in:Brussels
Distance:183 km
Bus Companies:Union Ivkoni International, Flixbus
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Travel with FlixBus between Cologne and Brussels

FlixBus coaches will get you between Cologne and Brussels from £16. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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 from Cologne to Brussels.

FlixBus is one of the best options when travelling by coach from Cologne to Brussels. Omio quickly shows you current FlixBus coach timetables for the Cologne - Brussels trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy coach tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Cologne to Brussels is around 113 miles (182 km) and the cheapest FlixBus one-way ticket you can book starts at £18. As you check the latest Cologne to Brussels coach timetable from FlixBus for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Brussels safely. If you search for FlixBus tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect FlixBus ticket from Cologne to Brussels so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

FlixBus 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Cologne to Brussels are the following:

  • 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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Buses from Cologne to Brussels
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FAQs
Is travel by coach currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival

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

When travelling in Belgium, 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 23/06/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach between Cologne and Brussels before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Brussels, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return coach to Cologne, Germany from Brussels is: Restricted.

Is my return coach into Cologne from Brussels restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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:

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

Last checked on 22/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Cologne from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach to Brussels from Cologne?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Cologne and Brussels for the next 7 days starting from £16  one way.
How much does the coach from Cologne to Brussels cost on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cologne to Brussels coach prices are on average £18  one way.
What is the distance from Cologne to Brussels via coach?
The Cologne to Brussels coach distance is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
What is the average Cologne to Brussels coach duration?
While the time it takes to travel 113 miles (182 km) to Brussels from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Cologne to Brussels is on average 2 h 44 min.
What station does the Cologne to Brussels coach leave from? Which Brussels coach station do I come into from Cologne?

There are a few coach stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Brussels you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès) and Brussels, Gare Du Midi.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).

Where is the departure coach station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival coach station in Brussels located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Brussels most often arrive at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Cologne to Brussels?
If you're looking for coaches from Cologne to Brussels, you can rely on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Bla Bla Car, Eurolines Germany, Bla Bla Bus or Deinbus to get you to Brussels. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Cologne to Brussels journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I buy a direct coach from Cologne to Brussels?
Yes, there are direct coaches from Cologne to Brussels, and you can find a direct coach for this route with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What time is the earliest coach from Cologne to Brussels? What time is the last coach from Cologne to Brussels?
The earliest coach departing from Cologne to Brussels leaves at 09: 30. The last coach departing from Cologne to Brussels leaves at 15: 16. You can find the latest Cologne to Brussels coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Cologne to Brussels to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you book coach tickets to Brussels from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Cologne to Brussels a few months in advance.
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Brussels
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Brüssel Gare Central
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