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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Warsaw to Cologne. Traveling by bus from Warsaw to Cologne usually takes around 21 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance609 mi (980 km)
Shortest duration15h 36m
Cheapest price€36.62
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Warsaw to Cologne?

€72.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from Warsaw to Cologne. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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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Bus tickets from Warsaw to Cologne are at their cheapest average price in November. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around €69. On the other hand, traveling on this route during April might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for April trips cost €93, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Warsaw to Cologne?

There are 3 bus lines from Warsaw to Cologne available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 28 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ecolines119h 32m€62.37
FlixBus2821h 5m€81.92
Sindbad120h 45m€66.16
  • 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.

  • 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 28 trips from Warsaw to Cologne, and usually makes the trip in about 21 hours and 5 minutes. 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. A Sindbad trip to Cologne departing from Warsaw usually takes 20 hours and 45 minutes, and most trips arrive at Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal Kennedystrasse in Cologne.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are buses that can take you directly from Warsaw to Cologne. At this time, there are a number of bus trips where you can expect to spend part of the journey on a different vehicle, such as a shuttle or a train. Both types of tickets can be found when you search on Wanderu; the type of trip is indicated in the trip details.

The bus takes an average of 21 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 980 kilometers from Warsaw to Cologne. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 36 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Warsaw to Cologne for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Warsaw to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Warsaw to Cologne every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Warsaw to Cologne; ticket prices start at €120.54.

City Information

Warsaw

A historic city with a rich cultural heritage, Warsaw is a famous destination for culturally-inclined tourists. One of the city’s most popular attractions is the Old Town quarter, which has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. Filled with rebuilt buildings that mimic 14th-century houses, the area offers an interesting look into the city’s past. It also houses plenty of restaurants, cafés, and shops, so don’t hesitate to check these places out. For those interested in the history of the Jewish people in Poland, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews boasts eye-opening exhibitions. For nature-lovers, don’t miss out on the Łazienki Królewskie Museum, which features various gardens for you to explore.

The city is considered the best destination in Poland for foodies. Some famous local favorites include Stolica and Restauracja Polska Różana, both of which offer amazing Polish dishes. For a more affordable option, Prasowy is a good choice.

Warszawa Centralna is the main trail station in the city. The main bus station is located right outside the Warszawa Zachodnia train station at al. Jerozolimskie 144. For air services, the city is served by the Warsaw Chopin Airport, 6.1 miles from the city, and the Warsaw-Modlin Airport, 22 miles north of it.

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 Warsaw?

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Main departure station: Aleje Jerozolimskie 144

Buses to Cologne leave from 6 stations in Warsaw.

All bus stations in Warsaw:

  • Aleje Jerozolimskie 144

  • ul. Kasprowicza 145

  • Chopina

  • Włościańska 39

  • 144 al. Jerozolimskie

  • Warszawa, Stadion Narodowy

Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?

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Main arrival station: Leverkusen

Leverkusen Mitte is a railway station with regional services, to cities across Germany. The station also receives buses, which service the local area. Leverkusen Mitte is in the center of Leverkusen, so you can easily find cafes, shops, restaurants, and supermarkets to stock up before your trip. There's also plenty of space for parking cars and a bike locker area. Leverkusen is on the outskirts of Cologne, so after catching a train to the city, you can get connections to cities across Germany and the Netherlands.

Bus stations in Cologne:

  • Leverkusen

  • Cologne Central Station

  • Wickenpfädchen 11

  • Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal Kennedystrasse

  • Köln-Deutz Station

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