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FlixBus offers affordable journeys from or to Cologne starting at £2.99, with prices varying based on your departure location.
You can purchase your coach ticket to Cologne using a payment card, Paypal, Google Pay, and others. Once in the payment section, you can see all the available options. If you're having trouble with the payment, check out our help section about payments. You can also pay cash if you buy your ticket on board or at a sales point.
Purchasing a coach ticket from/to Cologne is straightforward. You can book online or use the free FlixBus App for the most convenient experience and best deals. On top, you can reserve your preferred seat type seat for your coach journey from/to Cologne during the booking process. To pay for your coach ticket from/to Cologne, FlixBus accepts several payment methods. You can also offset your carbon emissions by selecting the CO₂ compensation option while booking. Save on accommodation by taking an overnight coach if it suits your schedule.
Cologne has 5 coach stops. Visit this page for their map locations.
You don't need to pack light when you're travelling from or to Cologne on FlixBus. Your coach ticket includes FREE transportation of one hand luggage (30x42x18 cm, up to 7kg) and one piece of checked luggage (50x80x30 cm, up to 20 kg). For information on extra or special luggage, check this page. Many of our coaches come with bike carriers at the rear or have specialised bike covers. Check out this link for guidelines on taking your bike to Cologne and consult this link for bike transportation costs.
On your coach journey from/to Cologne, enjoy extra leg space, electrical outlets, and restrooms. Most of our coaches also offer free Wi-Fi. Make sure to bring with you all the devices you might need during your trip, as you will have the possibility to charge them at your seat.
You can reserve a seat on your journey to Cologne during the booking process. Subject to availability, you can choose your seat from several categories, including panorama seats - for a better view during your trip, table seats - for more comfort, and bed seats- ideal for a relaxing journey. Check out our seat reservation price list for more information.
Yes, all FlixBus coaches from/to Cologne are equipped for passengers with reduced mobility. We ensure our coaches are as comfortable and accessible as possible for all travellers. Service animals are allowed on board all our coaches travelling from/to Cologne. Transport of wheelchairs and other mobility devices is free of charge.
Yes, children under 15 can take advantage of lower fares for coach rides from/to Cologne. We calculate the most affordable rate for you, factoring in all available discounts. If a discounted fare is lower than the child fare, the same price will be applied. For more details, please read our child travel and seating policy. Foldable strollers can be taken on the coach from/to Cologne free of charge.
If you booked your ticket online to Cologne, you should have received a PDF booking confirmation via e-mail containing a QR code that serves as your ticket. If you booked through the FlixBus App instead, your ticket is automatically stored there. There is no need to print the ticket, you can show the digital version to the driver, and you're ready to board.

Things to do in Cologne

About Cologne

Cologne is a vibrant metropolis city on the River Rhine, which is characterized by its versatility and balance between tradition and modernity. When your bus arrives to Cologne, you can begin your extensive sightseeing tour. The old city center, the banks of the Rhine, the cathedral, countless museums, shopping opportunities and countless restaurants are waiting for you in Germany’s oldest city. But leisure activities and relaxation is not forgotten in Cologne; a bike ride along the Rhine or a visit to one of the city parks or swimming pools offers visitors recreational and relaxing alternatives to sightseeing trips. Cologne is considered an emergent city of the Rhine and offers all bus travelers many opportunities for active and passive activities. The “Kölsche way,” outstanding hospitality, a welcoming atmosphere and its incomparable charm offers an ideal basis for an enjoyable, exciting and memorable stay. With a bus trip to Cologne you can plan many different activities, and you do not need to worry about your travel to or from the city because FlixBus will get you from A to B comfortably and efficiently.

Things to do in Cologne

Cologne’s cathedral is a symbol of the Rhine metropolis and also the most striking building in the old town. Every alleyway and street is jam-packed with shops, restaurants and pubs, where you can enjoy a delicious glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s home brewed beer. If you have chosen to travel by bus to Cologne especially to learn about the history of the city, then you can pay a visit to the remains of the Roman settlement. For the love birds, a stroll along the Hohenzollern Bridge is a must. The customized “love locks” have been preserved for years. Presumably this idea originated from Italy, where the lucchetti dell’amore symbolizes love with thousands of “love locks.” Each individual padlock is hung from the bridge with the name of each lover, and the day of meeting, proposal or marriage. In the heart of the city you will find the “Museum Ludwig,” one of the leading exhibition addresses of the Federal Republic. This post modern building can be seen from far away and lies directly on the Rhine. So why not sit back and relax on one of the Rhine’s banks, or take a boat down the Black Sea’s longest river before your bus departs from Cologne and takes you home? Another popular museum is in the Rheinau docks where it’s all about the delicious and tangy delight that comes from the cocoa bean. In this culinary museum you can of course taste the chocolate – whether you want to try one of the torte’s, a chocolate bar, a waffle or take a dive into the chocolate fountain – there is something to satisfy every chocolate lover’s taste buds! In order to work off the calories, you can take a trip along the River Rhine; by foot, bicycle or inline skates (where you could really explore the city!) There is so much to explore when you take a bus to Cologne.

Cologne: Culture & History

Those who travel by bus to Cologne want to experience something new. The historical center of Cologne is characterized by unique guest houses, shops, beer halls and public places. The old houses and narrow streets give you a taste of typical life in Cologne in the Middle Ages. There are many unique boutiques and shops to browse; perhaps the perfect opportunity to buy a souvenir of your bus trip to Cologne. A visit to the Rheinpark shows the recreational beauty of Cologne, a perfect location for all the family!

Interesting facts about Cologne

Cologne’s carnival “der Fastelovend” is the biggest festival on the Rhine. Our bus travel will take you to this festival, consisting of countless traditional acts and music. It is celebrated on Carnival Monday and Shrove Tuesday; the Cologne Rose Monday Parade attracts around one million visitors in the narrow streets. The parade moves to the other local districts for the vibrant parade on the Shrove Tuesday. Then by Ash Wednesday the annual hustle and bustle of the Rhine is over again for that year. In the district of Deutz is the Lanxess Arena, one of the biggest concert halls in Europe. From major sport events to performances by world renowned stars you can have an experience of a lifetime - making your bus travel to Cologne more than worthwhile! FlixBus offers it’s travelers inexpensive and uncomplicated bus travel – meaning you can enjoy a concert in Cologne and a walk along the Rhine knowing that your FlixBus will be waiting to take you home at the end of the day.

Coaches to Cologne

Find the most affordable coach tickets to Cologne

Looking for affordable tickets to Cologne? We've got you covered with coaches to Cologne from as little as £2.99 – and you can save even more when you book in advance. FlixBus has many connections in Germany and in many other countries, so no matter where you're travelling from, we've got a trip for you. Hop on board and enjoy your trip with our free Wi-Fi and spacious seats. Booking your ticket is easy, whether you want to do it online, at a sales point, or with our FlixBus App. You can also use the App to manage your bookings and use the digital tickets to get on board. For the most affordable tickets, book on the App in advance – the earlier you book, the cheaper your ticket will be!

Why travel to Cologne with FlixBus

FlixBus is the most affordable and convenient way to travel to Cologne. There are 3 stops in Cologne and you can reach them from 258 departure cities. Just check on the FlixBus network if you have a connection in your city! Booking a ticket with FlixBus is very simple: you can choose between different payment methods, such as credit card, Paypal, Google and Apple Pay. Book your ticket online in advance on our website or the FlixBus App, or pay in cash onboard or at a sales point. Travelling by coach is one of the most environmentally-friendly options available, as you reduce traffic-related emissions and you can help the planet by offsetting your CO₂ emissions when booking your ticket!

Onboard services

Travelling to Cologne is a very comfortable experience: once you're on board your FlixBus, you can sit back, relax and enjoy our onboard services. Our coaches are equipped with toilets and power outlets, and to make your experience even nicer, they have free Wi-Fi, so you can catch up on emails or watch your favourite show as we take you to Cologne. Do you like to travel by the window? When booking your ticket, you can reserve your preferred seat , and if you want more space or privacy, you can even book the seat next to you for some extra comfort! When it comes to luggage , you can bring whatever you want to Cologne as one checked luggage and one hand luggage are included in your ticket, free of charge!

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