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There are a number of different ways to get to Cologne but travelling by bus has many benefits. By travelling with FlixBus, you can save money with our cheap bus tickets and you can do your part in saving the environment, as bus travel is the most environmentally-friendly method!
It's really easy to buy a bus ticket to Cologne with FlixBus: you can book online on our website simply selecting your departure and arrival cities, and picking your favourite date to travel. The best way to find cheap tickets though is by using the free FlixBus App and keep your ticket always in your pocket!
There are 4 bus stops in Cologne. You can find their locations on the map on this page.
Buses are one of the most convenient ways to travel and FlixBus is among the cheapest to get to Cologne! Depending on where you are travelling from, getting to Cologne with FlixBus can cost as little as 3,00 €!
Using your FlixBus ticket to go to Cologne is easy! If you book online, you recieve a PDF booking confirmation via e-mail containing a QR code which serves as your bus ticket. If you book through the FlixBus App instead, your ticket is automatically stored there. In both cases, no need to print the ticket: simply show it digitally to the driver and you are ready to board the bus, sit back and relax.
You can reserve a seat on your journey to Cologne during the booking process. Subject to availability, you can choose your seat from a number of categories, including panorama seats - for a better view during your trip, table seats - for more comfort and bed seats- ideal for a restful journey. Check out our seat reservation price list for more information.
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You can book your bus ticket for FlixBus from as little as 3,00 € EUR. You buy your ticket most easily on or in the app. Book in time to get the best price.

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.

Places of Interest 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.

Culture and History of Cologne

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 from A to B – 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.

Buses to Cologne

Find the cheapest buses to Cologne

Looking for cheap tickets to Cologne? We’ve got you covered with buses to Cologne costing from as little as 3,00 € – and you can save even more when you book online in advance. FlixBus runs many connections in Germany and in many other countries so no matter where you’re traveling from, we've got a route suitable for you. Whether you’re in town for a day or a week, hop on board and enjoy traveling in style with our free Wi-Fi and comfortable seats. It’s easy to book your ticket, with purchasing options to suit everyone. Book online, in person at a sales point, or on our FlixBus App. You can also use the App to manage your booking up until you travel, and it’ll act as your ticket too – simply show it to your driver when you board the bus. For the cheapest 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 cheapest and most convenient way of getting to Cologne. There are 3 stops in Cologne and you can reach them from 232 departure cities. Just check on the FlixBus network whether your city is connected as well! Booking a bus ticket with FlixBus is very simple: you can choose among several different payment methods, such as credit card, Paypal, Google and Apple Pay. Pay in total security online or on the free FlixBus App in advance, or pay in cash if you’re a spur of the moment traveler. In addition, don't forget that traveling by bus is one of the most environmentally-friendly options available, and you can help the planet by offsetting your carbon emissions when you travel with FlixBus!

Onboard services

Traveling to Cologne is a very comfortable experience: once you’re on board your FlixBus, you can sit back, relax and enjoy our services onboard. Our buses are equipped with toilets and power outlets, and to make your experience even nicer they offer free Wi-Fi and an entertainment system, so you can catch up on emails or watch your favorite show as we take you to Cologne. Do you usually like to travel and watch the landscape out of the window? Said and done: when you book your ticket, you can reserve your preferred seat choosing your favorite seating option available, and if you want some more space or privacy, you can even reserve the seat next to you for some extra-comfort! When it comes to luggages, be sure you can bring whatever you want to Cologne as FlixBus offers you one checked bag and one carry-on bag onboard for free included in your ticket!

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