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.
This is the last bus of the day.
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5 h 20 m
5 h 49 m
Buses per day
Of the 4 buses that leave Cologne for Lille every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||171 miles (275 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 20 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£19 (€21)|
|Coach frequency||4 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there are 4 direct coaches a day|
|Coach companies||BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines France, Deutsche Bahn, Alsa, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar|
Coaches from Cologne to Lille cover the 171 miles (275 km) long route taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines France, Deutsche Bahn, Alsa, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £18, but the average price of coach tickets is £19. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lille, Gare Lille Europe.
Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus coaches will get you from Cologne to Lille from £18. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of coach services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your coach between Cologne and Lille. DB uses different types of coaches such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain coaches.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Coach information from Cologne to Lille with FlixBus:
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.
Coach information from Cologne to Lille with BlaBlaCar Bus:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Lille, France by coach is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Lille from Cologne before travelling.
The restriction level for your return coach to Cologne, Germany from Lille is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Cologne from Lille closer to your date of departure here.
When taking a coach from Cologne, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When you arrive in Lille, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Lille, Gare Lille Europe, Lille, Place Saint Hubert and Lille, Boulevard Victor Hugo (Total Access).
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Köln Hbf to Lille, Gare Lille Europe.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre of Cologne.
The most popular arrival coach station, Lille, Gare Lille Europe, is located 2.5 miles (4 km) away from the city centre of Lille.
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