Buses from Bologna to Cologne
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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Bologna to Cologne. Traveling by bus from Bologna to Cologne usually takes around 17 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 23 minutes.
|Distance||489 mi (787 km)|
|Shortest duration||15h 23m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
What bus companies travel from Bologna to Cologne?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Bologna to Cologne. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
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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 3 trips from Bologna to Cologne, and usually makes the trip in about 17 hours and 27 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Bologna to Cologne 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 from Bologna to Cologne?
The bus takes an average of 17 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 489 miles from Bologna to Cologne. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 23 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Cologne at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Bologna?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bologna to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Bologna to Cologne every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bologna to Cologne; ticket prices start at $126.42.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Bologna?
Main departure station: Piazza XX Settembre 6
Most buses depart from the main station in Bologna.
All bus stations in Bologna:
Piazza XX Settembre 6
Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?
Main arrival station: Leverkusen
Buses arrive in Cologne at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Cologne:
Cologne Central Station
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