How to get to Cologne from Manchester

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from Manchester to Cologne

How to get to Cologne from Manchester by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Manchester to Cologne is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
23:59Köln, Flughafen
1 change
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
23:59Köln, Flughafen
1 change
Manchester Airport (MAN)
12:15Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
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Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:25Köln, Flughafen
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00:15Köln, Flughafen
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Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:45Köln, Flughafen
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Helvetic Airways
Manchester Airport (MAN)
21:40Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
1 change
Manchester Airport (MAN)
16:10Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
2 changes
Manchester Airport (MAN)
17:20Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
2 changes

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Travel Information from Manchester to Cologne

distanceDistance425 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£33 - £546
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 19 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £33 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Virgin Trains

Travel 425 miles by train, coach or flight from Manchester to Cologne. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Manchester to Cologne.

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Find the best trip from Manchester to Cologne with Omio's travel partners Ryanair, Lufthansa and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Cologne from Manchester and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

      FAQs: Manchester to Cologne

      FAQs: Travel to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Cologne.

      You can get between Manchester and Cologne 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Cologne is a coach with an average price of £33.

      This is compared to other travel options from Manchester to Cologne:

      Taking a coach costs £1 less than taking a flight, which costs on average £33 for the same trip.

      Taking a coach costs £513 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £546.

      The fastest way to get to Cologne from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

      Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

      Coach takes 19 h 15 min on average.

      Getting to Cologne by train takes 7 h 39 min on average.

      The Manchester to Cologne distance is approximately 425 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Cologne is:

      • 5 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cologne from Manchester as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Cologne:

      • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Most travellers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.
      • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

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

      • You can take a coach from Manchester to Cologne with FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for £33 with FlixBus from Manchester to Cologne.
      • You can take a flight from Manchester to Cologne with Ryanair, Malta Air or Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for £33 with Ryanair from Manchester to Cologne.
      • You can travel to Cologne from Manchester by train with Virgin Trains. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £546 with Virgin Trains from Manchester to Cologne.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Cologne with the following travel companies:

      • Take a direct coach with.
      • Direct services by plane with.
      • Direct train with.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Cologne.

      Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Cologne usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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