The cheapest trains from Cologne to London

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£124

Average

£161

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 Cologne to London will cost around £ 161 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 124.

Cheapest
15:43Cologne Hbf4h44 19:27London St Pancras International
1 changes
£1241One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:43Cologne Hbf6h44 19:27London St Pancras International
1 changes
£1281One-way
14:47Cologne Hbf5h40 19:27London St Pancras International
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£1301One-way
12:47Cologne Hbf7h40 19:27London St Pancras International
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£1301One-way
13:50Cologne Hbf6h37 19:27London St Pancras International
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£1301One-way

Timetable Cologne to London

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09:47Cologne Hbf8h13 17:00London St Pancras International
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10:47Cologne Hbf7h13 17:00London St Pancras International
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11:43Cologne Hbf6h17 17:00London St Pancras International
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11:47Cologne Hbf6h13 17:00London St Pancras International
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12:47Cologne Hbf7h40 19:27London St Pancras International
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13:43Cologne Hbf6h44 19:27London St Pancras International
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13:50Cologne Hbf6h37 19:27London St Pancras International
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14:47Cologne Hbf5h40 19:27London St Pancras International
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15:43Cologne Hbf4h44 19:27London St Pancras International
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£88Flixbus
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29 Oct
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30 Oct
£88Flixbus
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The fastest trains from Cologne to London

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 44 m

Average

6 h 35 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

497 km

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

Fastest
15:43Cologne Hbf4h44 19:27London St Pancras International
1 changes
£1241One-way
2nd Fastest
14:47Cologne Hbf5h40 19:27London St Pancras International
3 changes
£1301One-way
11:47Cologne Hbf6h13 17:00London St Pancras International
3 changes
£2021One-way
11:43Cologne Hbf6h17 17:00London St Pancras International
1 changes
£1991One-way
13:50Cologne Hbf6h37 19:27London St Pancras International
3 changes
£1301One-way

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Train Information between Cologne and London

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to London cover the 308 miles (496 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 23 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.

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Deutsche Bahn Cologne – London

Travel on Deutsche Bahn trains between Cologne and London at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to London train.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and London and when travelling by train:

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

    Deutsche Bahn Trains from Cologne to London

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    Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to London. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

    Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

    At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from Cologne to London and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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    Travel Tips

    Trains from Cologne to London
    Travel by train to London 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 Cologne to London.
    FAQs
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Cologne and London?

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

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

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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?

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

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

    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 train between Cologne and London before travelling.

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from London, United Kingdom to Cologne, Germany?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Cologne is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom?

    Reentry to Germany 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?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • 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?

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

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

    Last verified on 16/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your London to Cologne train here.

    How far is it from Cologne to London by train?
    The distance to London from Cologne by train is approximately 308 miles (496 km).
    How long is the train from Cologne to London?
    On average the train from Cologne to London duration is 5 h 23 min  for the 308 miles (496 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Cologne to London train leave from? Which London train station do I come into from Cologne?

    There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

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

    Where is the train station in Cologne to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in London.

    Which train companies can take me from Cologne to London?
    For the best Cologne to London train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cologne to London to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many train services are there to London from Cologne a day?
    The average number of trains departing Cologne for London is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    London
    Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to London.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19