The cheapest trains from London to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£263

Average

£263

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 London to Cologne will cost around £ 263 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 263.

Cheapest
09:01London St Pancras International4h14 14:15Cologne Hbf
1 changes
£2631One-way

Timetable London to Cologne

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Fri
22 Oct
£45Union Ivkoni International
£283Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£105BlaBlaCar Bus
£290Malta Air
Sun
24 Oct
£36Union Ivkoni International
£284Eurowings
Mon
25 Oct
£52BlaBlaCar Bus
£290Malta Air
Tue
26 Oct
£50BlaBlaCar Bus
£247Eurowings
Wed
27 Oct
£61BlaBlaCar Bus
£121Malta Air
Thu
28 Oct
£66BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
29 Oct
£36Union Ivkoni International
£13Malta Air
Sat
30 Oct
£62BlaBlaCar Bus
£13Malta Air
Sun
31 Oct
£36Union Ivkoni International
£16Ryanair
Mon
1 Nov
£72Flixbus
£39Malta Air
Tue
2 Nov
£53Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Wed
3 Nov
£48BlaBlaCar Bus
£11Malta Air
Thu
4 Nov
£70BlaBlaCar Bus
£11Malta Air
Fri
5 Nov
£36Union Ivkoni International
£11Malta Air
Sat
6 Nov
£78BlaBlaCar Bus
£11Malta Air
Sun
7 Nov
£36Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
8 Nov
£35Flixbus
£11Malta Air
Tue
9 Nov
£48Flixbus
£11Malta Air
Wed
10 Nov
£62Flixbus
£11Malta Air
Thu
11 Nov
£57Flixbus
£11Malta Air

The fastest trains from London to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 14 m

Average

4 h 14 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

497 km

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

Fastest
09:01London St Pancras International4h14 14:15Cologne Hbf
1 changes
£2631One-way

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Train Information to Cologne from London

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long route taking on average 4 h 58 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn London – Cologne

Travel on Deutsche Bahn trains between London and Cologne 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 the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between London and Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Train information from London to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 42 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

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

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

Deutsche Bahn Trains from London to Cologne

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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 London to Cologne. 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 London to Cologne and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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

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

Is international entry 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?

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

The above information was last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to London, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

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

Is my return train into London from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: 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 reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How far is it from London to Cologne by train?
The London to Cologne train distance is approximately 308 miles (496 km).
How long is the train to Cologne from London?
The London to Cologne train duration is on average 4 h 58 min, which is to be expected when travelling 308 miles (496 km) between London and Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in London goes to Cologne? Which train station do I come into Cologne from London?

Some of the London train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service between London and Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from London to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Cologne trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there to Cologne from London?
The average number of trains departing London for Cologne is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cologne
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
44401
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar