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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5 h 20 m
7 h 8 m
Buses per day
Of the 10 buses that leave Paris for Cologne every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||249 miles (402 km)|
|Average coach duration||8 h 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£34 (€38)|
|Coach companies||BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France|
Coaches from Paris to Cologne cover the 249 miles (402 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £34, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
For as little as £27 you can travel by coach from Paris to Cologne with FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this 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), 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.
Travel by coach between Paris, France and Cologne, Germany is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Cologne from Paris closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Cologne to Paris is: Partially open
Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the entry requirements?
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 27/06/2022. 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 Cologne to Paris coach here.
When departing from Paris, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your journey in coach stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
Omio customers book a coach from Paris Gare de Lyon to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.
The most popular arrival coach station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), is located 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city centre of Cologne.
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