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from Manchester to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

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

23:10Manchester20h50 21:00Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£351One-way
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23:10Manchester20h50 21:00Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£351One-way
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10:00Manchester22h05 09:05Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£571One-way

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Sun
22 May
£35Flixbus
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Mon
23 May
£29Flixbus
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Wed
25 May
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£32Ryanair
Thu
26 May
£75Flixbus
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Fri
27 May
£56Flixbus
£69Malta Air
Sat
28 May
£85Flixbus
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Sun
29 May
£100Flixbus
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Mon
30 May
£57Flixbus
£71Malta Air
Tue
31 May
£47Flixbus
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Wed
1 Jun
£59Flixbus
£21Ryanair
Fri
3 Jun
£42Flixbus
£33Malta Air
Sat
4 Jun
£47Flixbus
£24Malta Air
Sun
5 Jun
£51Flixbus
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Mon
6 Jun
£60Flixbus
£141Malta Air
Wed
8 Jun
£39Flixbus
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10 Jun
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Travel Information from Manchester to Cologne

distanceDistance425 miles (686 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£72 - £165
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £72 • 20 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £165 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Take a coach or flight to travel 425 miles (686 km) to Cologne from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £72. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Cologne.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I’m coming from Manchester, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if travelling from Manchester?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Cologne from Manchester.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Manchester, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel to Manchester, 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:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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 Manchester, United Kingdom was last verified on 20/05/2022. 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 Manchester from Cologne.

How do you get from Manchester to Cologne?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Cologne: coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Cologne?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Cologne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £72 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is about £93 less than a flight, which costs on average £165 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to Cologne from Manchester?

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

Other travel options from Manchester to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 20 h 20 min.

How many miles are between Manchester and Cologne

The Manchester to Cologne distance is approximately 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:

  • Coaches most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.

Which travel companies 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 companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cologne by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Manchester to Cologne tickets on Omio for £72.
  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Manchester to Cologne tickets on Omio for £165.

What is another destination I should add to my tour 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 far in advance should I buy tickets between Manchester and Cologne online to get 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 coach ticket for this journey is £72 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £165 one way on average for this route.

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.