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Duration 3 days 17h
Distance 2553 km
Average price 136€
Frequency 2/week

Trip overview

The average bus between Athens and Cologne takes 3 days 17h and the fastest bus takes 2 days 19h. The bus runs, on average, 2 times per week from Athens to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Athens
  2. Kumanovo
  3. Cologne
46h 25m
116€ - 136€

Athens to Cologne bus times

Buses run twice a week between Athens and Cologne. The service departs Athens at 12:00 in the afternoon, which arrives into Cologne at 01:55. All services require a transfer at Kumanovo and take an average of 3 days 17h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Cologne via Kumanovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 25m.

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The distance between Athens and Cologne is 1952 km. The road distance is 2553 km.

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Athens to Cologne bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Cologne bus services, operated by Nasir Tours, arrive at Cologne station.

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Cologne is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 8:05 AM in Athens and 7:05 AM in Cologne.

There are 1936+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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