How to get from Cologne to London

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from Cologne to London

You can get from Cologne to London by train, bus or flight.

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flight

To get from Cologne to London on 22 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:30Cologne/Bonn Airport1h35 19:05London Heathrow Airport
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£881One-way
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18:30Cologne/Bonn Airport1h35 19:05London Heathrow Airport
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21:35Cologne/Bonn Airport1h25 22:00London Gatwick Airport
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£1061One-way
13:30Cologne/Bonn Airport1h35 14:05London Heathrow Airport
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£1151One-way
06:35Cologne/Bonn Airport1h15 06:50London Stansted Airport
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£1291One-way

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Travel Information to London from Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£44 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £44 • 16 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £83 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Malta Air

Take a coach or flight to travel 308 miles (496 km) to London from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £44. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Union Ivkoni International or Malta Air among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to London.

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FAQs

Travel between Cologne, Germany and London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Germany enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 20/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to London from Cologne.

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from United Kingdom?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 20/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from London.

There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to London including taking a coach or flight.

The cheapest way from Cologne to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £44 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is about £39 less than a flight, which costs on average £83 for this journey.

The fastest way from Cologne to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 16 h 30 min   of travel time.

The Cologne to London distance is approximately 308 miles (496 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to London:

  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in London at London Heathrow Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to London:

  • You can travel to London from Cologne by coach with Union Ivkoni International. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £44 with Union Ivkoni International from Cologne to London.
  • You can travel between Cologne and London by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £83 with Malta Air from Cologne to London.
Many of our customers travelling from Cologne to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Cologne and London trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to London from Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £44 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £83 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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