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from London to Cologne

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

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To get from London to Cologne on 30 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

22:00London14h45 13:45Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£481One-way
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22:00London14h45 13:45Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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30 Jan
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31 Jan
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3 Feb
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4 Feb
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5 Feb
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6 Feb
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11 Feb
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12 Feb
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13 Feb
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15 Feb
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17 Feb
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18 Feb
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Travel Information from London to Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£7 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £7 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £7 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 308 miles (496 km) to Cologne from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Malta Air or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Cologne.

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FAQs

Is international travel between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany allowed?

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

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

This information was last checked on 27/01/2022. 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 Cologne from London.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Cologne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 27/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Cologne here.

What are my London to Cologne travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between London and Cologne. You can take a flight or coach.

How do I get from London to Cologne the cheapest way?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Cologne, which costs on average £7.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A flight is generally £37 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £44 from London to Cologne.

What is the fastest way from London to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between London and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 11 h 30 min   on average.

How many miles from London to Cologne would I travel?

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Who can get me from London to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Malta Air to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air London to Cologne tickets on Omio for £7.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cologne by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus London to Cologne tickets on Omio for £44.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Cologne?

Many of our customers travelling from London to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your London and Cologne trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase tickets to Cologne from London online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £7 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £44 one way.

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