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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 20 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:42Cologne Hbf3h23 16:05Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
£591One-way
Cheapest
12:15Köln, Köln Bonn Airport19h15 07:30Paris
1 changes
£441One-way
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05:48Cologne Hbf5h03 10:51Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£851One-way
06:54Cologne Hbf5h21 12:15Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£941One-way
08:53Cologne Hbf6h01 14:54Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£941One-way

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Sun
20 Jun
£59Thalys
£44BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
21 Jun
£78Thalys
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
22 Jun
£69Thalys
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
23 Jun
£69Thalys
£38Flixbus
Thu
24 Jun
£69Thalys
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
25 Jun
£66Deutsche Bahn with connection
£44BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
26 Jun
£66Deutsche Bahn
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
27 Jun
£66Deutsche Bahn
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
28 Jun
£66Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
29 Jun
£57Deutsche Bahn with connection
£23Flixbus
Wed
30 Jun
£53Deutsche Bahn
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
1 Jul
£66Deutsche Bahn with connection
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
2 Jul
£66Deutsche Bahn
£42BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
3 Jul
£57Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
Sun
4 Jul
£62Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
Mon
5 Jul
£44Deutsche Bahn
£30BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
6 Jul
£39Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
Wed
7 Jul
£44Deutsche Bahn
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
8 Jul
£39Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
Fri
9 Jul
£57Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
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Travel from Cologne to Paris
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FAQs
Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling from Cologne to Paris?

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

Can I enter France if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris if travelling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What measures do I need to follow in Paris, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 18/06/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Paris.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from France is: Restricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Paris, France?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Paris?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 18/06/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Paris here.

What are my travel options from Cologne to Paris?

You can travel between Cologne and Paris 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

What is the distance from Cologne to Paris?

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Paris?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Parking Saemes Bercy Autocars).
  • Most travellers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Paris?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Paris:

  • You can travel by coach between Cologne and Paris with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Paris tickets for £20 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Cologne to Paris with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Cologne to Paris tickets for £48 on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Cologne and Paris?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Paris with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Paris with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling 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 purchase tickets between Cologne and Paris 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 £20 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £48 one way.

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.

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

The cheapest way from Cologne to Paris is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £20 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A coach is £28 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Paris costing on average £48.

What is the fastest way to Paris from Cologne?

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 55 min  of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 23 min  of travel time.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
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Köln Hbf
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