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Cologne-Suhl/Zella-Mehlis Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 2 daily buses from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis. Traveling by bus from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis usually takes around 11 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance163 mi (262 km)
Shortest duration8h 45m
Cheapest price€21.00
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis?

There is one bus company that operates from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis. FlixBus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus211h 41m€24.66

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis 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 usually takes around 11 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 163 miles (262 kilometers) from Cologne, NW to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis, TH. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 45 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cologne?

The first bus leaves at 10:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cologne to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis; ticket prices start at €51.96.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cologne?

Departure stations

Cologne has two bus stations with service to Suhl/Zella-Mehlis.

Bus stations in Cologne:

  • Leverkusen

Where does the bus arrive in Suhl/Zella-Mehlis?

Arrival stations

All buses from Cologne arrive at one main station in Suhl/Zella-Mehlis.

Need a return trip from Suhl/Zella-Mehlis to Cologne?

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