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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 favorite 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!
Getting to Cologne with FlixBus is easy as you can reach Cologne from 272 cities. You can also save the cost of the hotel by traveling on overnight buses, so no matter your schedule, you can plan your journey to Cologne around you.
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 €!
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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.
Using your FlixBus ticket to go to Cologne is easy! If you book online, you receive 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.
There are 6 bus stops in Cologne. You can find their locations on the map on this page.
When traveling to Cologne with FlixBus, you get extra legroom, power outlets, and of course restrooms. Most of our buses offer free Wi-Fi. Make sure to bring chargers for your devices, as you can find power outlets on board.
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Whether you travel to Cologne with a wheelchair, use a service animal or are pregnant at the time of your trip, we have the facilities in place to help.
Passengers younger than 15 years old can travel to Cologne for less. At the time of booking, we calculate the cheapest price for you from all available rates and discounts. If the discounted price is lower than the child fare, the selected passengers pay the same price. Please, make sure you check our child travel and seat policy. Foldable pushchairs or strollers can be transported for free on the bus to Cologne.
You don' need to worry about packing light when you travel to Cologne with FlixBus! Your bus ticket to Cologne includes the FREE transportation of one carry-on bag and one checked luggage. If you want to carry additional or special luggage, you can check all the options available on this page.

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.

Looking for bus tickets from or to Cologne?

Look no further, we’ve got all the details you need to plan your bus trip from or to Cologne! There are 3 bus stops in Cologne.You can catch the FlixBus at Cologne Airport CGN (Terminal 2), Cologne East (Bergisch Gladbach, Refrath), Leverkusen Mitte station. Departing from or traveling to Cologne can cost as little as 4,00 €. You have various options to organize your bus trip as Cologne is connected to 251 destinations with FlixBus. When you travel with FlixBus you're guaranteed a comfortable seat and complimentary access to our Wi-Fi throughout your journey. Stay connected and entertained while we take you to your destination!

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