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Buses from Ghent to Cologne

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Ghent - Cologne Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Ghent to Cologne. Traveling by bus from Ghent to Cologne usually takes around 5 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance141 mi (227 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price$17.41
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Ghent to Cologne?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Ghent 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
FlixBus25h 43m$31.24
Union Ivkoni16h 0m$48.33
  • 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, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Ghent to Cologne, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 43 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • 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. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Ghent to Cologne, and the trip usually takes 6 hours and 0 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ghent 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 from Ghent to Cologne?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 227 kilometers from Ghent to Cologne. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Ghent?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Ghent to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Ghent to Cologne. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ghent to Cologne; ticket prices start at $67.09.

City Information

Cologne

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ghent?

Main departure station: Oktrooiplein

Ghent has two bus stations with service to Cologne.

All bus stations in Ghent:

  • Oktrooiplein

  • Pr. Clementinalaan

Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?

Main arrival station: Leverkusen

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

Bus stations in Cologne:

  • Leverkusen

  • Cologne Central Station

  • Bonn Airport Bus Terminal

Need a return trip from Cologne to Ghent?

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