Cologne to London train

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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to London

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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18:433h14
Cologne
21:57London
£3421One-way
1 change

Train timetableCologne to London

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SNCF
18:433h14
Cologne
21:57London
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Train times from Cologne to London

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Fastest Journey

3 h 14 m

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3 h 14 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

497 km

To travel from Cologne to London you need to make at least one change.

SNCF
18:433h14
Cologne
21:57London
£3421One-way
1 change

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Hello everyone. A short time ago I travelled with DB from Cologne to London. The price was very cheap and acceptable compared to air tickets to London. The staff was very friendly and served their customers well. The seats were very comfortable and clean and well maintained. The toilets were also very clean, which of course I was pleased about. What didn't go well was mainly the wifi connection. It was very poor. The volume in the train was so high and I couldn't relax at all. I also had to change trains several times, which I didn't really like. All in all, it was a good train journey with Deutsche Bahn.
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My journey from Cologne to London was very enjoyable. Firstly, the price was very reasonable and quite good value. In addition, the staff were very friendly. They always clarified my concerns and interests. I felt that I was in good hands. The wifi connection was very efficient. It allowed me to work on my laptop and make important calls. However, the train did not arrive in London on time and the volume on the train was unfortunately not ideal. I found the reservation options confusing and unclear. But overall it was a great journey!
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The journey from Cologne to London was overall quite pleasant, especially the affordable price which made the journey attractive. The staff were friendly and supportive, which improved my comfort during the journey. The wifi worked well and allowed me to be productive during the journey. The cleanliness in the carriages was fine and contributed to a pleasant environment. The comfort of the seats and sufficient space made the long journey bearable. However, the punctuality of the journey was disappointing, which caused some discomfort. The noise level during the journey was higher than expected, which made travelling a little uncomfortable. The need to change trains was also inconvenient and added extra stress. Overall it was a good journey.

Overview: Train from Cologne to London

distanceDistance308 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£377 (€422)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersEurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, FlixBus or SNCF (3)

Trains from Cologne to London cover the 308 miles long route taking on average 3 h 13 min with our travel partners like Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, FlixBus or SNCF (3). Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £377, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £347. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train companies: Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn and Thalys trains Cologne to London

For as little as £27 you can travel by train to London from Cologne with Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn and Thalys. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Thalys is a high-speed train company with trains to London from Cologne based in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It operates a fleet of modern, comfortable trains that travel at speeds of up to 300 km/h. Thalys offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Comfort and Premium, each with its own set of benefits. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, a bistro car and a selection of newspapers and magazines. The most popular routes for Thalys are Paris to Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Thalys from Cologne to London train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 13 min
  • Cheapest Price: £406
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day


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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FAQs: Cologne to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to London can start from as little as £347 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to London is £377; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to London train travel time is 3 h 13 min   for the 308 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to London leaves at 08: 44. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to London leaves at 18: 43.
There is 1 train a day from Cologne to London which require at least one change with Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, FlixBus or SNCF (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Cologne to London with Eurostar or Thalys. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, FlixBus or SNCF (3).
When taking a train from Cologne to London, you can count on Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, FlixBus or SNCF (3) for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to London from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 43.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to London from Cologne is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 13 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to London is June.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to London from Cologne including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and London

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Cologne 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.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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