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Train Information to Cologne from Manchester

distanceDistance425 miles (686 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Manchester to Cologne cover the 425 miles (686 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 31 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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What are the travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I'm coming from Manchester, United Kingdom by train?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Manchester 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 Manchester?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 03/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Manchester closer to your date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Manchester is: Partially open

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

Reentry to United Kingdom 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 03/12/2021. 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 Cologne to Manchester train here.

What is the distance by train from Manchester to Cologne?
The train distance from Manchester to Cologne is around 425 miles (686 km).
What is the average Manchester to Cologne train duration?
On average the train from Manchester to Cologne duration is 8 h 31 min  for the 425 miles (686 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Cologne? Which train station do I come into Cologne from Manchester?

When taking the train from Manchester to Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Your trip can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.

How many train services are there to Cologne from Manchester a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Manchester to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Cologne.
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