The cheapest buses from London to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£68

Average

£75

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Cologne will cost around £ 75 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 68.

Cheapest
18:30London18h50 14:20Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£681One-way
2nd Cheapest
22:00London18h25 17:25Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£711One-way
10:00London18h00 05:00Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£861One-way

Timetable London to Cologne

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10:00London18h00 05:00Köln, Flughafen
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18:30London18h50 14:20Köln, Flughafen
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22:00London18h25 17:25Köln, Flughafen
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Sun
17 Oct
£39Union Ivkoni International
£147Eurowings
Mon
18 Oct
£68Flixbus
£102Malta Air
Tue
19 Oct
£66Flixbus
£247Eurowings
Wed
20 Oct
£71Flixbus
£210Eurowings
Thu
21 Oct
£90BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
22 Oct
£66BlaBlaCar Bus
£121Malta Air
Sat
23 Oct
£45Union Ivkoni International
£144Malta Air
Sun
24 Oct
£36Union Ivkoni International
£171Malta Air
Mon
25 Oct
£52BlaBlaCar Bus
£133Malta Air
Tue
26 Oct
£48BlaBlaCar Bus
£61Malta Air
Wed
27 Oct
£61BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
28 Oct
£63BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
29 Oct
£84BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
30 Oct
£36Union Ivkoni International
£14Malta Air
Sun
31 Oct
£36Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
1 Nov
£78BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
2 Nov
£48BlaBlaCar Bus
£39Malta Air
Wed
3 Nov
£48BlaBlaCar Bus
£11Malta Air
Thu
4 Nov
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
5 Nov
£57Flixbus
£11Malta Air
Sat
6 Nov
£43Union Ivkoni International
£16Malta Air

The fastest buses from London to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

18 h

Average

18 h 25 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

497 km

It's difficult to get from London to Cologne without changing at least once.

Fastest
10:00London18h00 05:00Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£861One-way
2nd Fastest
22:00London18h25 17:25Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£711One-way
18:30London18h50 14:20Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£681One-way

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Coach Information between London and Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
durationAverage coach duration14 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£63 (€72)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France or National Express

Coaches from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long route taking on average 14 h with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £63, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £39. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Coach companies

Travel with FlixBus and National Express between London and Cologne

For as little as £39 you can travel by coach between London and Cologne with FlixBus and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    When you buy your FlixBus coach tickets from London to Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Buses from London to Cologne

    Flixbus and National Express Coaches service the route for buses from London to Cologne. Each operator provides frequent services each day, with the first bus leaving London, Victoria Coach Station at 9:00 a.m. and the last coach of the day departing for Cologne, Flughafen Station at 9:30 p.m. The average journey length when travelling on the direct service is approximately 11 hours. On services where passengers are expected to change once, however, the duration of the journey increases to 14 hours and 30 minutes.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from London to Cologne
    Take the bus to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Cologne.
    FAQs
    Is cross-border travel by coach between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany allowed?

    Travel between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany by coach is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Germany from United Kingdom?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Pre-arrival health declaration
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

    When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach to Cologne from London before travelling.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by coach to London, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

    Return travel from Germany to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Cologne?

    Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Cologne?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    Last checked on 16/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to London from Cologne.

    What is the price of the cheapest coach to Cologne from London?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between London and Cologne for as low as £39  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from London to Cologne on average?
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Cologne coach to cost on average £63  one way.
    What is the distance between London and Cologne by coach?
    The distance to Cologne from London by coach is approximately 308 miles (496 km).
    How long is the coach journey from London to Cologne?
    On average the coach from London to Cologne duration is 14 h  for the 308 miles (496 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which coach station from London to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne coach station from London do I arrive in?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

    Where do I find the London coach station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne coach station?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel around 8 mile (s) / 13 km from this coach station to the city centre.

    What coach companies offer a service between London and Cologne?
    Take the London to Cologne coach with Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip to Cologne from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any London to Cologne direct coach services?
    Yes, there are direct coaches to Cologne from London, and you can find a direct coach for this trip with Union Ivkoni International  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    When can I take the first coach from London to Cologne? When can I take the last coach for the day?
    The earliest coach departing from London to Cologne leaves at 09: 00. The last coach departing from London to Cologne leaves at 22: 00. You can find the latest London to Cologne coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets to Cologne from London for the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from London to Cologne is on average £63 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to Cologne from London available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey