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from Cologne to Paris

You can get from Cologne to Paris by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Paris on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport8h38 21:00Paris
1 changes
£401One-way
Cheapest
12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport9h02 21:24Paris
0 changes
£351One-way
Other options
22:47Köln, Köln Bonn Airport8h52 07:39Paris
0 changes
£401One-way
15:55Cologne Hbf4h52 20:47Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£911One-way
07:55Cologne Hbf4h57 12:52Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£911One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£107Thalys
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
28 Oct
£82Deutsche Bahn
£35BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
29 Oct
£123Deutsche Bahn with connection
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
30 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
31 Oct
£73Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
1 Nov
£91Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
2 Nov
£77Thalys
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
3 Nov
£64Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
4 Nov
£64Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
5 Nov
£64Deutsche Bahn with connection
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
6 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£19BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
7 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
8 Nov
£51Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
9 Nov
£38Deutsche Bahn
£19Flixbus

Travel Information to Paris from Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £65
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £62 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 249 miles (402 km) to Paris from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Paris.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 25/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Paris from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Paris, France due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Cologne from Paris restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Paris?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 25/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Cologne to Paris?

There are 3 ways to travel from Cologne to Paris including taking a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Paris?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Paris, which costs on average £35.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A coach is about £27 less than a flight, which costs on average £62 for this trip.

A coach is about £29 less than a train, which costs on average £65 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Paris?

The fastest way from Cologne to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Paris from Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Paris by coach can take on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 52 min   on average.

How far is Paris from Cologne?

The distance from Cologne to Paris is approximately 249 miles (402 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Paris?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Paris is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cologne and Paris as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Paris?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Paris:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Cologne to Paris depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Cologne to Paris depart from Köln Hbf to Paris Gare de Lyon.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Paris?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Paris by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Paris for £35.
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Cologne to Paris tickets on Omio for £62.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Paris by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Paris for £65.
Is there a direct service between Cologne and Paris?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Paris with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Thalys with 7 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Cologne to Paris.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cologne to Paris?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Paris often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Paris from Cologne online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Cologne and Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £35 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £62 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £65 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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