Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 9 Dec

Cheapest

£50

Average

£50

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 Paris will cost around £ 50 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 50.

2nd Cheapest
23:00Köln, Köln Bonn Airport7h30 06:30Paris
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£501One-way

Bus Timetable Cologne to Paris

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23:00Köln, Köln Bonn Airport7h30 06:30Paris
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Wed
8 Dec
£109Thalys
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
9 Dec
£92Deutsche Bahn with connection
£36Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£83Deutsche Bahn
£45Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£83Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
12 Dec
£65Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
13 Dec
£65Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
14 Dec
£38Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
15 Dec
£47Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
16 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
17 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
Sat
18 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£36BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
20 Dec
£47Deutsche Bahn
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
21 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
22 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
Thu
23 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£71BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
24 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27Flixbus
Sat
25 Dec
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£36BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
26 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn
£45Flixbus
Mon
27 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£45BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
28 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£45Flixbus

Bus times from Cologne to Paris

Showing times and prices for 9 Dec

Fastest Journey

7 h 30 m

Average

7 h 30 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

403 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cologne for Paris every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 403 km distance in an average of 7 h 30 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 7 h 30 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.

2nd Fastest
23:00Köln, Köln Bonn Airport7h30 06:30Paris
0 changes
£501One-way

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Overview: Coach from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£27 (€30)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland

Coaches from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles (402 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £27, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Coach companies

Travel with FlixBus between Cologne and Paris

For as little as £20 you can travel by coach between Cologne and Paris with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

FlixBus

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: £36

FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Cologne and Paris:

  • 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 Paris: Journey Details

Buses from Cologne to Paris leave at regular intervals from very early in the morning until very late at night. The journey time is between 6 and a quarter and 15 hours. Services are run by InfoBus, FlixBus, EuroLines and MegaBus. Most of these bus services are direct, while others require one change at Essen, which may involve a waiting time of close to four hours. Weekend services are also both frequent and regular.

Taking the Bus from Cologne

Most buses from Cologne to Paris leave from the central bus station, the ZOB, adjacent to Hauptbahnhof, the central railway station which is in the city centre. Some buses leave from the bus station at Gummersbacher Strasse, a 20 minute journey from the city centre using the city's tram system. Taxis are available and make the journey in about 10 minutes. Cologne's public transport system runs until 1am on weekdays. Some trams run all night at weekends.

Getting into Paris by Bus

Paris is one of the world's most enchanting cities, with its many world-famous sights and art treasures. The Louvre houses Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' among many thousands of other pieces. There is a panoramic view from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Many visitors choose to simply relax at a pavement cafe. The city's concert halls and night clubs regularly host global superstars. Buses from Cologne to Paris arrive at the Porte Maillot bus station, a 20 minute journey on the Metro system from central Paris. Taxis are available and make the journey in about 15 minutes. Public transport in Paris runs until midnight, and a night bus service operates throughout the city.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by coach between Cologne and Paris?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France by coach is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France 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 France from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from Cologne to Paris before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return coach to Cologne, Germany from Paris is: Partially open.

Is my return coach into Cologne from Paris restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 07/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Cologne from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach between Cologne and Paris?
You can find a cheap coach from Cologne to Paris for some dates and times for as low as £20  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets from Cologne to Paris?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cologne to Paris coach prices are on average £27  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Cologne to Paris?
You should expect to travel around 249 miles (402 km)  between Cologne and Paris by coach.
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Paris by coach?
The coach time to Paris from Cologne is on average 7 h 30 min  for the 249 miles (402 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Paris from Cologne by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by coach from Cologne to Paris, which coach station in Cologne do I depart from and which coach station in Paris do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Paris you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, La Défense.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Paris.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Cologne to Paris?
When taking a coach from Cologne to Paris, you can count on Flixbus, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from Cologne to Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any Cologne to Paris direct coach services?
Yes, you can find a direct coach from Cologne to Paris with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When does the first coach depart from Cologne to Paris? When does the last coach depart from Cologne to Paris?
The first Cologne to Paris coach departs at 11: 50   and the last coach from Cologne to Paris leaves at 22: 45. Check out the most up-to-date Cologne to Paris coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase coach tickets between Cologne and Paris to score 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 route and save money. If you book coach tickets from Cologne to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £27 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Cologne to Paris a few months in advance.