Germans drive on the right side of the road. Drivers and passengers must wear seatbelts. Compulsory for children are special car seats and appropriate restraints. It is prohibited to use a hand-held mobile phone or similar device when driving.
Arrival by coach
Arrival and parking in the Advent season
This year there will be no separate concept for the arrival and parking of coaches in the run-up to Christmas.
The bus stop “Komödienstraße” which was previously used in the run-up to Christmas, will no longer be available and will, as it has been since January 2020, remain closed. Parking lot P22 will also not be available.
If you are planning a trip to Cologne in the run-up to Christmas, please head to the new bus stop Gereonstraße which has been in effect since the beginning of 2020. Please see below for more information.
Bus stop and parking spaces
The previous bus stop for tourist coaches on Komödienstraße has been moved to the nearby Gereonstraße. Tourist coaches will no longer be permitted to stop on Komödienstraße.
Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the agreed time again on Gereonstraße. Coaches are allowed to stop there for a maximum of 15 minutes each time.
Address for navigation devices:
Gereonstraße 16, 50670 Cologne
Geodata: 50°56''35.''N 6°56'55.3''E
For parking (free of charge), coach drivers must continue their travel to Cologne’s central coach parking place “Buspark Köln” on the Kuhweg road next to the Mülheimer Bridge. It is located in the district Cologne Riehl and has a capacity of around 80 parking spaces. From the opposite tram station “Slabystraße”, Central Cologne is within easy reach. The journey to Cologne’s central rail station, tram station Köln Hbf., takes about 10 minutes.
Please find all relevant information in the following E-papers:
On special occasions, such as the Cologne Carnival, the Marathon or the Cologne Christmas Markets, there will be deviations from the outlined concept. Please inform yourself accordingly in time.
- Tips for bus drivers (Only in German)
The City of Cologne's traffic calendar provides an overview of the most important construction sites and the current traffic situation in Cologne.
Please note that the bus stop places at Breslauer Platz are reserved exclusively for public transport vehicles. Tourist coach drivers may stop at the bus stop at Gereonstraße to pick up or drop off their passengers there. Tourist coaches which stop at Breslauer Platz could be reported to the police and might face charges.