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Overview: Train from Cologne to Manchester

distanceDistance768 miles (1239 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Cologne to Manchester cover the 768 miles (1239 km) long route taking on average 9 h 31 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Italy and Manchester, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel by train between Cologne, Italy and Manchester, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Manchester from Cologne restricted?

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

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 Manchester, 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: Regional advice

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

What restrictions are there on reentering Italy from Manchester, United Kingdom?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Manchester?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Manchester?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • 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)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

Last checked on 18/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Manchester.

What is the distance to Manchester from Cologne via train?

The Cologne to Manchester train distance is approximately 768 miles (1239 km).

How long is the train journey to Manchester from Cologne?

The train time to Manchester from Cologne is on average 9 h 31 min  for the 768 miles (1239 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cologne and Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cologne   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Cologne and need to travel around 0.4 miles (707 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from this train station to the city centre.

How many trains are there between Cologne and Manchester a day?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Cologne to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Cologne. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cologne for your trip from Cologne to Manchester.

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