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Journey Summary

Cologne to London Train Information

Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:497 km
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Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to London

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

Deutsche Bahn

Official Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to London are available on Omio! Germany's largest railway operator offers high-quality services between Cologne and London to cover the 308 miles (496 km) route, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB trains from Cologne to London on offer. Simply choose the best times and tickets (including Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares) available for you to make the journey from Cologne to London with DB. You can also find Deutsche Bahn’s discount cards, such as the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, and use these to purchase DB tickets on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities on offer and time needed to travel. You'll be sure to find the perfect train type to suit your needs, such as: InterCity Express (ICE) for high-speed trains, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) for express domestic and international trains, and more local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and London don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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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Trains from Cologne to London
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for London, United Kingdom if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by train?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Cologne as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from London, United Kingdom?

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

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

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is restricted 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 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 12/06/2021. 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.

What is the distance from Cologne to London via train?
You should expect to travel around 308 miles (496 km)  to London from Cologne by train.
What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in London?

When taking the train to London from Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your journey can end in train stations such as London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

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

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies can take me from Cologne to London?
Take the Cologne to London train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to London from Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
London
Köln Hbf
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