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Routes299
Trips per day797
bus lines6
Stations7
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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.

Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.

Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a bus from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.

What bus companies travel to Cologne, Germany?

Located in Germany, Cologne is accessible by bus from 299 other cities. You can choose from 797 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Cologne on Wanderu. FlixBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Cologne are also available..

Bus companies serving Cologne

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus22514h 20m$70.30
Sindbad5118h 2m$81.35
BlaBlaCar Bus4715h 54m$99.33
Onebus151d 6h 34m$217.47
Union Ivkoni810h 17m$57.21
Cazmatrans122h 20m$123.57
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Sindbad

    Sindbad

    Sindbad is a Polish bus company that began its service in 1983. Its fleet of over 120 modern, comfortable coaches connects destinations across Europe. Passengers have access to onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment, air conditioning, restrooms, and beverages.

  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Cologne?

$6.71 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Cologne, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Cologne. In the last month, buses from Limburg to Cologne had the lowest average price at $8.28.

Where is the bus station in Cologne, Germany?

The busiest bus station in Cologne is Leverkusen. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Cologne are:

  • Leverkusen
  • Cologne Central Station
  • Wickenpfädchen 11

What is the closest airport to Cologne, NW?

The closest airport to Cologne is Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), it is located 9.4 miles from the city center of Cologne.

Is Cologne a popular bus travel destination?

Cologne ranks number 30 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 277 in Germany. Cologne ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Cologne via bus service. On average 216 direct daily bus trips serve Cologne.

What is the population of Cologne?

The population of Cologne is 963395. Cologne ranks number 2 in terms of population in North Rhine-Westphalia and number 29 in all of Germany.

How much do bus tickets to Cologne cost?

Bus tickets to Cologne range from $7 for a short trip to Cologne, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Cologne starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Cologne can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $8 .

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Cologne?

The closest bus station to the city center of Cologne is Cologne Central Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Cologne Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Cologne. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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