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Journey Information

Paris to Cologne bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$21.15
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day9
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Paris to Cologne

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $29.73 was the low point for bus fares from Paris to Cologne. Buses from Cologne to Paris are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $29.73 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. You should book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $34.53 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 250 miles (403 kilometers) from Paris to Cologne. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours, 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Paris 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Paris?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Paris 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 Paris to Cologne; ticket prices start at $67.36.

What bus companies travel from Paris to Cologne?

There is one bus company that operates from Paris to Cologne. 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
FlixBus910h 6m$35.32

Where does the bus leave from in Paris?

Buses to Cologne leave from multiple locations in Paris,, These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • 208 Quai de Bercy

Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?

Buses arrive in Cologne at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Leverkusen
  • Wickenpfädchen 11

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