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from Cologne to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

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

09:25Cologne/Bonn Airport1h30 09:55Manchester Airport
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£471One-way
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09:25Cologne/Bonn Airport1h30 09:55Manchester Airport
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£471One-way
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06:40Cologne/Bonn Airport6h10 11:50Manchester Airport
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£2751One-way
18:25Cologne/Bonn Airport4h20 21:45Manchester Airport
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£3941One-way
06:35Cologne/Bonn Airport4h25 10:00Manchester Airport
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£3941One-way

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Travel Information from Cologne to Manchester

distanceDistance425 miles (686 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £14 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 425 miles (686 km) from Cologne to Manchester. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Manchester.

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FAQs
Does United Kingdom have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Manchester from Cologne?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Manchester, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Manchester from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Manchester, United Kingdom from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Manchester closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Manchester, United Kingdom due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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:

  • 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 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 20/10/2021. 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 Manchester.

How do you get from Cologne to Manchester?

You can travel to Manchester from Cologne by flight.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Manchester?

A flight is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Manchester with an average travel time for this route around 1 h 30 min.

How far is Manchester from Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 425 miles (686 km) from Cologne to Manchester.

When going from Cologne to Manchester, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Manchester Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Cologne to Manchester?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Cologne and Manchester:

  • You can take a flight from Cologne to Manchester with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for £14 with Ryanair from Cologne to Manchester.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cologne to Manchester?
Your journey from Cologne to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Cologne to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How early should I purchase Cologne to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £14 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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