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Bus Information from London to Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
durationAverage bus duration14 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$67 (€54)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Eurolines France or National Express

Buses from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long journey taking on average 14 h with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $51 (€41), but the average price of bus tickets is $67 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel between London and Cologne! National Express is the UK’s leading bus company with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express bus tickets from London to Cologne, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the London to Cologne trip on Omio. You can expect to travel around 308 miles (496 km) from London to Cologne on a National Express bus.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the London to Cologne bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from London to Cologne are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Bus from London to Cologne: travel overview

One of the less well used buses routes is the route from London to Cologne. Only the buses company National Express offers a departure to the Rhine metropolis once a day. The London Cologne buses start their journey at the Victoria Coach Station in London and reach the terminus near Cologne Central Station after a night trip. The journey starts in London at 9.30 p.m. and reaches its destination the next morning around 10.15 a.m., so that travellers can already fully enjoy the first day of their trip. The journey time London - Cologne is approx. 11 hours and 45 minutes.

Cologne is the most populous city in North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth largest city in Germany. Cologne is known above all for its exuberant carnival and the impressive cathedral, which is located in the direct vicinity of the main railway station and which you can hardly miss.

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Buses from London to Cologne
Take the bus 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 London to Cologne.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany allowed?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from London restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in 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)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

The above information was last checked on 9/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from London closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return bus to London, United Kingdom from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into London from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to London from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap bus tickets from London to Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Cologne from London for as low as $51 (€41)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus between London and Cologne?
The bus price from London to Cologne is on average $67 (€54)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from London to Cologne by bus?
You should expect to travel around 308 miles (496 km)  from London to Cologne by bus.
What is the London to Cologne bus travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 308 miles (496 km) from London to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Cologne bus journey time is on average 14 h.
When traveling by bus from London to Cologne, which bus station in London do I depart from and which bus station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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

Passengers board their bus most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel approximately 8 mile (s) / 13 km from the bus station to the city center in Cologne.

Which bus companies can take me to Cologne from London?
Take the London to Cologne bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the trip between London and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first bus depart from London to Cologne? When does the last bus depart from London to Cologne?
The earliest bus departing from London to Cologne leaves at 7: 30 AM. The last bus departing from London to Cologne leaves at 9: 30 PM. You can find the latest London to Cologne bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy London to Cologne bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the London to Cologne bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $67 (€54). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between London and Cologne. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City