How to get from Cologne to Paris

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from Cologne to Paris

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

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To get from Cologne to Paris on 29 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:53Cologne Hbf6h01 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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10:53Cologne Hbf6h01 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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06:44Cologne Hbf3h22 10:06Paris Gare du Nord
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06:53Cologne Hbf6h01 12:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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15:55Cologne Hbf4h46 20:41Paris Gare de l'Est
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Travel Information from Cologne to Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £4 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 249 miles (402 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Cologne and Paris. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Paris.

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FAQs

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 27/06/2022. 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.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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 27/06/2022. 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Cologne and Paris including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Cologne to Paris is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A ferry is generally £40 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £40 from Cologne to Paris.

A ferry is about £4 less than a flight, which costs on average £4 for this journey.

A ferry is generally £127 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £127 from Cologne to Paris.

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, going by coach can take 6 h   on average.

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 22 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Paris is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

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 (Fernbusbahnhof) to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers board their plane from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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

  • You can go to Paris from Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £40 with Flixbus from Cologne to Paris on Omio.
  • You can go to Paris from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £127 with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Paris on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 4 direct trains per day with Thalys.

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 between Cologne and Paris.

Your journey from Cologne to Paris doesn't have to end in Paris. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add London, Barcelona or Amsterdam to your Cologne to Paris trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Paris today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £40 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £4 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £127 one way on average.

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

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