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from Manchester to Cologne

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Travel Information from Manchester to Cologne

distanceDistance425 miles (686 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £260 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline

Travel 425 miles (686 km) by flight between Manchester and Cologne. Lufthansa Cityline is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Cologne, Germany from Manchester, United Kingdom currently allowed?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Manchester restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • 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

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 03/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Manchester closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Manchester, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Manchester, 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 Manchester from Cologne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Manchester, 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: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 03/12/2021. 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 Manchester from Cologne here.

How do I travel to Cologne from Manchester?

Your travel option from Manchester to Cologne includes taking a flight.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Cologne?

The fastest way to travel to Cologne from Manchester is by flight, which requires on average 1 h 30 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Manchester and Cologne

The distance between Manchester and Cologne is around 425 miles (686 km).

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

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

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

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cityline Manchester to Cologne tickets on Omio for £260.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling 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 Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book tickets from Manchester to Cologne online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £260 one way on average for this trip.

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