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Cologne to Bamberg bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€17.72
Fastest time5h 40m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1
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Cologne-Bamberg Bus Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cologne to Bamberg right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Bamberg?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €18.38 was the low point for bus fares from Cologne to Bamberg. Buses from Bamberg to Cologne are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €18.38 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 302 kilometers (188 miles) from Cologne to Bamberg. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 40 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cologne?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cologne to Bamberg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Cologne to Bamberg 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 Cologne to Bamberg; ticket prices start at €35.38.

What bus companies travel from Cologne to Bamberg?

There is one bus company that operates from Cologne to Bamberg. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus36h 32m€18.38

Where does the bus leave from in Cologne?

Most buses depart from the main station in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Leverkusen

Where does the bus arrive in Bamberg?

All buses from Cologne arrive at one main station in Bamberg, Bavaria:

  • Ludwigstraße 2

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