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coach lines5
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About Cologne

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 coach companies travel to Cologne, Germany?

Located in Germany, Cologne is accessible by coach from 9 other cities. You can choose from 62 daily scheduled trips when you search for coaches to Cologne on Wanderu. FlixBus usually has the most coaches on any given day.

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

Coach companies serving Cologne

CoachRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus46023h 37m£77.82
Sindbad1522h 32m£61.54
Union Ivkoni129h 54m£34.74
RegioJet106h 24m£25.88
Ecolines41d 7h 47m£74.19
  • 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. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ecolines is a Latvian long-distance bus company with an extensive network connecting Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. They offer routes to popular destinations in countries like Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands, providing reliable transportation. Ecolines prioritizes passenger comfort by equipping their buses with amenities like air conditioning, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. On longer trips, passengers can enjoy personal entertainment devices, and stewards are available onboard for assistance, ensuring a seamless travel experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

£5.17 is the cheapest price for a coach 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, coaches from Bielefeld to Cologne had the lowest average price at £6.07.

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

  • Leverkusen
  • Cologne Central Station
  • Wickenpfädchen 11
The closest airport to Cologne is Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), it is located 9.4 miles from the city center of Cologne.
Cologne ranks number 10 among most popular coach destinations in the region. It also ranks number 36 in Germany. Cologne has the most coach connections in the region. There are 33 coach schedules arriving in Cologne each day.
The population of Cologne is 963395. Cologne ranks number 1 in terms of population in North Rhine-Westphalia and number 4 in all of Germany.
Coach tickets to Cologne range from £6 for a short trip to Cologne, while a 60 to 200 mile coach trip to Cologne starts at , and a longer trip by coach 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 £6.
The closest coach 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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With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare coach and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap coach and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best coach and train deals out there.

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