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

07:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 11:15Cologne Hbf
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£1271One-way
Cheapest
17:08Paris Gare de l'Est6h04 23:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£1031One-way
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09:55Paris Gare du Nord3h21 13:16Cologne Hbf
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£1271One-way
11:55Paris Gare du Nord3h20 15:15Cologne Hbf
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£1271One-way
07:20Paris Gare de l'Est4h45 12:05Cologne Hbf
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£1231One-way

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Fri
27 May
£91Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£91Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
Sun
29 May
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£60Flixbus
Mon
30 May
£135Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
Tue
31 May
£73Deutsche Bahn
£37Flixbus
Wed
1 Jun
£64Deutsche Bahn
£29Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£64Deutsche Bahn
£28Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£73Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
Sat
4 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
Mon
6 Jun
£118Deutsche Bahn with connection
£51Flixbus
Tue
7 Jun
£73Deutsche Bahn
£28Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£64Deutsche Bahn
£28Flixbus
Thu
9 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn with connection
£20Flixbus
Fri
10 Jun
£74Deutsche Bahn with connection
£20Flixbus
Sat
11 Jun
£60Deutsche Bahn with connection
£18Flixbus
Sun
12 Jun
£113Thalys
£27Flixbus
Mon
13 Jun
£29Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
Tue
14 Jun
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£20Flixbus
Wed
15 Jun
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£24Flixbus

Travel Information from Paris to Cologne

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £46 • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 249 miles (402 km) from Paris to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Cologne.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I’m coming from Paris, France?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 24/05/2022; 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 to Cologne from Paris.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning 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?

  • 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

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 24/05/2022. 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 Paris from Cologne here.

How do I go from Paris to Cologne?

There are 2 ways to travel from Paris to Cologne including taking a coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Paris to Cologne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £17 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is £30 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Paris to Cologne costing on average £46.

What is the fastest way from Paris to Cologne?

The fastest way from Paris to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 20 min.

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

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

How many miles are between Paris and Cologne

Cologne is approximately 249 miles (402 km) away from Paris.

How many services a day are there between Paris and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Cologne is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

Where do I depart from Paris? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Paris to Cologne?

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Paris by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £17 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Cologne from Paris with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Paris to Cologne tickets for £46 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Paris to Cologne?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Cologne often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book tickets between Paris and Cologne online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £46 one way on average.

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