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from Paris to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Cologne on 22 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25Paris8h16 17:41Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
£371One-way
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09:25Paris8h16 17:41Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
£371One-way
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22:20Paris8h41 07:01Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
£611One-way
15:46Paris Gare de l'Est4h56 20:42Cologne Messe/Deutz
2 changes
£1081One-way
19:06Paris Gare de l'Est6h56 02:02Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£1081One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£123Deutsche Bahn
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
22 Oct
£108Deutsche Bahn with connection
£37BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
23 Oct
£116Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
24 Oct
£108Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
25 Oct
£72Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
26 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
27 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
28 Oct
£55Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
29 Oct
£47Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
30 Oct
£47Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
31 Oct
£64Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
1 Nov
£73Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
2 Nov
£47Deutsche Bahn
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
3 Nov
£46Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
4 Nov
£42Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
5 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn with connection
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
6 Nov
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
7 Nov
£64Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
8 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
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Tue
9 Nov
£37Deutsche Bahn
£39BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
10 Nov
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£51BlaBlaCar Bus
£62Eurowings

Travel Information to Cologne from Paris

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £65
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £32 • 6 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 249 miles (402 km) to Cologne from Paris. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Paris to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Paris, France and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel between Paris, France and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from France enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Paris?

Conditions of entry 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 20/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Paris and Cologne.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Paris, France from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. 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 Paris from Cologne here.

What are my travel options from Paris to Cologne?

There are 2 travel options from Paris to Cologne: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Paris and Cologne?

The cheapest way from Paris to Cologne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £32 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is generally £33 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £65 from Paris to Cologne.

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

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 4 h 56 min.

What is the distance from Paris to Cologne?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Cologne is:

  • 3 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Paris to Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Paris to Cologne:

  • Coaches from Paris to Cologne most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Paris to Cologne most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me from Paris to Cologne?

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Cologne by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Cologne tickets on Omio for £32.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Paris to Cologne tickets on Omio for £65.
Can I travel directly to Cologne from Paris?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Cologne with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Cologne with with around 3 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne 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 Paris to Cologne?
Omio customers who travel from Paris to Cologne often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Paris to Cologne ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Paris to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £32 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £65 one way.

But we recommend booking Paris to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.