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Overview: Bus from Cologne to London

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
durationAverage bus duration16 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$56 (€47)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France or Eurolines Germany

Buses from Cologne to London cover the 308 miles (496 km) long trip taking on average 16 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France or Eurolines Germany. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $49 (€41), but the average price of bus tickets is $56 (€47). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Bus companies: FlixBus from Cologne to London

Find the best buses between Cologne and London with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $49 (€41). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket to London from Cologne:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips: Bus to London from Cologne

    Take the bus to London 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 Cologne to London.
    FAQs

    Is travel by bus currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to London, United Kingdom?

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

    What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Cologne?

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    When traveling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 1/23/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to London from Cologne before traveling.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom by bus?

    Return travel from United Kingdom to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from London?

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

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • 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

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

    Last checked on 1/23/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from London.

    How much does a cheap bus to London from Cologne cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to London from Cologne for as low as $49 (€41)  for the next 7 days.

    How much is the bus between Cologne and London on average?

    The bus price to London from Cologne is on average $56 (€47)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

    How far is London from Cologne by bus?

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

    How long is the bus between Cologne and London?

    On average the Cologne to London bus travel time is 16 h 30 min  for the 308 miles (496 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the bus from Cologne to London depart from? Which London bus station do I come into from Cologne?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

    Where is the departure bus station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival bus station in London located?

    You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in London, called London, Hammersmith Bridge Road, is located around 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from its city center.

    What bus providers go from Cologne to London?

    Take the Cologne to London bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France or Eurolines Germany. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the trip from Cologne to London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    What are the first and last departure bus times from Cologne to London?

    You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to London at 11: 50 AM   or take the last bus from Cologne to London leaving at 10: 00 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to London bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.

    When should I buy the Cologne to London bus for the best deals on tickets?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets between Cologne and London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $56 (€47) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Cologne to London a few months in advance.