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Overview: Train from Cologne to 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to London

Travel to London from Cologne on Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

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.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Cologne and London due to the coronavirus:

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

    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

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to London from Cologne?

    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 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?

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

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

    The information above was last checked on 27/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to London before travelling.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from London, United Kingdom?

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

    Is my return train 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 train to Cologne from London closer to your date of departure here.

    What is the distance to London from Cologne via train?

    The distance to London from Cologne by train is approximately 308 miles (496 km).

    What is the average Cologne to London train duration?

    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.

    When travelling by train from Cologne to London, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

    When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in London, you can end your trip in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to London Victoria   most frequently for this route.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from its city centre.

    What train providers offer a service between Cologne and London?

    For the trip from Cologne to London you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cologne and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many train services are there from Cologne to London 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
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +49 2211411055
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transport options for Köln 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