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Buses from Antwerp to Cologne

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Antwerp - Cologne Bus Schedule

Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Antwerp to Cologne. Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Cologne usually takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance113 mi (181 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$18.61
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Antwerp to Cologne?

$24.61 is the average price of a bus ticket from Antwerp to Cologne. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Antwerp to Cologne in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$43 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Antwerp to Cologne?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Antwerp to Cologne that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus24h 21m$28.25
Union Ivkoni15h 45m$31.52
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Antwerp to Cologne from $19. There are 2 FlixBus schedules from Antwerp to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Cologne. In Antwerp, FlixBus departs to Cologne from Central Station and no other station. In Cologne, FlixBus arrives at Leverkusen and 1 other station.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Antwerp to Cologne takes 4 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Cologne in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Book Union Ivkoni from Antwerp to Cologne from $29. There are 1 Union Ivkoni schedules from Antwerp to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay for a Union Ivkoni ticket to Cologne. In Antwerp, Union Ivkoni departs to Cologne from Berchem and no other station. In Cologne, Union Ivkoni arrives at Bonn Airport Bus Terminal and no other station.

    An average trip on Union Ivkoni from Antwerp to Cologne takes 5 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Union Ivkoni trip will get you to Cologne in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Union Ivkoni offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Antwerp to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 181 kilometers from Antwerp to Cologne. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Because many passengers travel from Antwerp to Cologne at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Antwerp?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Antwerp to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Cologne are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Antwerp to Cologne every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Antwerp to Cologne; ticket prices start at $38.22.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Antwerp?

Departure stations

Antwerp has two bus stations with service to Cologne.

All bus stations in Antwerp:

  • Central Station

  • Berchem

Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Cologne at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Cologne:

  • Leverkusen

  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2

  • Bonn Airport Bus Terminal

Need a return trip from Cologne to Antwerp?

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