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Overview: Cologne to London flight

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£107 (€123)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways, Germanwings or Malta Air

Flights from Cologne to London cover the 308 miles (496 km) long route taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like Ryanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways, Germanwings or Malta Air. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as £7, but the average price of plane tickets is £107. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Airlines: Flight to London from Cologne with Ryanair, Eurowings and British Airways

Travel between Cologne and London from £7 with Omio’s flight partners Ryanair, Eurowings and British Airways! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

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    Ryanair has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by flight between Cologne and London:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Cologne to London Flights: An Overview 

    London is a top business city with a cultural history that stretches to the prehistoric times. Visitors can take a flight to distant cities like Cologne. Economy carriers like Ryanair and Eurowings offer flights from Cologne to London. German-owned Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe, also has several flights flying this route. The quickest flight from Cologne to London takes about one hour 15 minutes when flying direct with no changes required en route.

    Which airlines fly from Cologne to London? 

    A total of six airlines offer flights from Cologne to London. German-owned Lufthansa is one of the renowned carriers on this route. Travelers can also choose to travel with budget carriers like Eurowings, Ryanair, Swiss, and Austrian Airlines. Ryanair and Eurowings offer a majority of the direct flights along this route.

    How long is the flight from Cologne to London? 

    Different airlines plying this route offer flights with varying duration. Direct flights are often faster than those with layovers. Eurowings offers the fastest flight on the route, and it takes about one hour and 15 minutes. Indirect options can take anywhere from four hours 50 minutes to 14 hours. Though the regularity of direct flights means indirect flights are not always necessary. Direct flights are evenly distributed between the morning and evening hours. In the morning, flights take off between 06:45 a.m. and 07:30 a.m. Later in the evening, there are direct flights from Cologne to London between 05:55 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. Other connecting flights are distributed at different times throughout the day giving passengers flexibility when planning their travel.

    How many flights are there from Cologne to London? 

    Passengers can expect between five and eight direct flights operating from Cologne to London each day during the week. These direct flights are shared by two main providers, Eurowings and Ryanair.  Further indirect options supplement the route. Service regularity dips slightly over the weekend but passengers can still expect two flights on a Saturday and three on a Sunday.

    What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Cologne to London? 

    Departure Airport: Cologne Airport is the main departure airport for flights from Cologne to London. It is located in Rhine-Westphalia, the most populated state in Germany. It serves both as a popular passenger airport and a destined cargo hub. It is situated between Cologne and Bonn cities and directly accessible from the Bundesautobahn A59 motorway. Rail travel is a good option for passengers when organizing travel, as Cologne is connected to S-Bahn S13 from Köln-Hauptbahnhof, ICE and RE trains, as well as airport buses. At the airport, travelers can access parking facilities, lounges, restaurants, and free WiFi.

    Arrival Airport: London Stansted Airport (STN) is one of the main airports in London and is located northeast of the city. It takes about an hour to reach the city from the airport, a distance of 63 kilometers. Taxis, public buses, chauffeured, and rideshare vehicles offer transport to the city. The airport has the Stansted Express high-speed train service that takes passengers to central London in just 47 minutes as well as frequent coach services that terminate at London Victoria Station. The airport has an information desk, WiFi, meeting rooms, and duty-free shopping and numerous restaurants and cafes.

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    FAQs

    Am I allowed to travel by plane from Cologne, Germany to London, United Kingdom?

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

    Is international entry into London from Cologne restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • 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 required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Recommended

    The above information was last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from Cologne to London closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom by plane?

    The restriction level for your return flight to Cologne, Germany from London is: Partially open.

    Is my return flight into Cologne from London restricted?

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

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

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Cologne from London closer to your date of departure here.

    How much does a cheap flight to London from Cologne cost?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest flight to London from Cologne for the next 7 days starting from £7  one way.

    What is the average cost of a flight from Cologne to London?

    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cologne to London flight prices are on average £107  one way.

    How far is it from Cologne to London by plane?

    The flight distance from Cologne to London is around 308 miles (496 km).

    What is the average Cologne to London flight duration?

    The Cologne to London flight duration is on average 1 h 20 min, which is to be expected when travelling 308 miles (496 km) to London from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    What airport does the flight from Cologne to London depart from? Which London airport do I fly into from Cologne?

    Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Cologne/Bonn Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

    Where is the departure airport in Cologne located? Where is the arrival airport in London located?

    Passengers board their flight most frequently from Cologne/Bonn Airport, which is located approximately 8.2 miles (13.3 km) from the city centre.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Heathrow Airport and need to travel approximately 14.3 miles (23 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in London. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from London Heathrow Airport to get you to the city centre in London.

    What airlines offer a service to London from Cologne?

    If you're looking for flights from Cologne to London, you can rely on Ryanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways, Germanwings or Malta Air to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible airlines for the Cologne to London trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    When does the first flight depart from Cologne to London? When does the last flight depart from Cologne to London?

    You can take the first flight from Cologne to London at 05: 25   or take the last flight from Cologne to London leaving at 19: 25. Look for the latest Cologne London flight timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the plane for this trip.

    How early should I purchase plane tickets from Cologne to London to score the best deals?

    You can find a flight between Cologne and London to cost on average £107 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to London flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.