How to get from London to Cologne

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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 18 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:10London Gatwick Airport1h30 20:40Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2021One-way
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18:10London Gatwick Airport1h30 20:40Cologne/Bonn Airport
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20:00London Heathrow Airport1h25 22:25Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2411One-way
08:50London Heathrow Airport1h25 11:15Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2831One-way

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Travel Information to Cologne from London

distanceDistance308 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £219
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 5 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £219 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Travel 308 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Cologne from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from London to Cologne.

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FAQs

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Cologne, Germany is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Cologne from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 08/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Fully open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 08/08/2022. 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 London from Cologne.

You can travel to Cologne from London 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Cologne, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A train is £67 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from London to Cologne costing on average £70.

A train journey is usually £216 less than a journey to Cologne by plane, which costs on average £219 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from London to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 29 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 5 h 36 min.

Cologne is approximately 308 miles away from London.

The average frequency per day from London to Cologne is:

  • 3 coaches per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and Cologne as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Flights from London to Cologne most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can travel from London to Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £70 with Flixbus from London to Cologne.
  • You can take a flight from London to Cologne with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for £219 with Lufthansa from London to Cologne.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 3 direct coaches per day to take to Cologne with Flixbus.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Cologne with Ryanair or Eurowings with direct flights per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Omio customers who travel from London to Cologne often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £70 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £219 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £3 one way.

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

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