Manchester to Cologne train

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Cologne

distanceDistance425 miles (686 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day

Trains from Manchester to Cologne cover the 425 miles (686 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 16 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Germany from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cologne from Manchester as this information can change.

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

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

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully 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?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 20/05/2022. 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.

The train distance from Manchester to Cologne is around 425 miles (686 km).
The train time to Cologne from Manchester is on average 10 h 16 min  for the 425 miles (686 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cologne from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train from Manchester to Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. 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.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre of Cologne.

On average, there are 3 trains 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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Cologne
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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