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.
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7 h 30 m
8 h 21 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Cologne for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||8 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£33 (€38)|
|Coach frequency||3 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus|
Coaches from Cologne to Paris cover the 249 miles long trip taking on average 8 h with our travel partners like Eurolines Germany, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus. Normally, there are 3 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £33, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
Find the best coaches from Cologne to Paris with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from £22. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
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.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French coach provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Paris, France by coach is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Cologne to Paris as this information can change.
Return travel from France to Germany is: Fully open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 08/08/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your coach to Cologne from Paris.
There are a few coach stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) 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, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 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 2.9 miles (4.6 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Paris.
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