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Overview: Bus from London to Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
durationAverage bus duration14 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$60 (€50)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France or National Express

Buses from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long trip taking on average 14 h 45 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $60 (€50), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $59 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Bus companies: FlixBus and National Express from London to Cologne

Buy your official FlixBus and National Express bus tickets to Cologne from London from $59 (€49) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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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.

  • Average Price: $59

When purchasing your FlixBus bus tickets from London to Cologne, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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

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.

Travel Tips: Bus to Cologne from London

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by bus from London, United Kingdom to Cologne, Germany?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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

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

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

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Cologne to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Germany?

Reentry to United Kingdom 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?

What are the requirements?

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 1/22/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to London from Cologne here.

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

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Cologne buses for as little as $59 (€49)  in the next 7 days.

How much is the bus to Cologne from London on average?

The bus price between London and Cologne is on average $60 (€50)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How many miles is it from London to Cologne by bus?

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

How long is a bus from London to Cologne on average?

While the time it takes to travel 308 miles (496 km) to Cologne from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Cologne bus journey time is on average 14 h 45 min.

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 do I find the London bus station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne bus station?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of London. The most popular arrival bus station in Cologne, called Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from its city center.

What bus providers offer a service to Cologne from London?

For the trip from London to Cologne you can take a bus with Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Cologne from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Are there any direct buses from London to Cologne?

Yes, you can look for direct buses from London to Cologne with Union Ivkoni International  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.

When is the earliest bus from London to Cologne? When is the last bus from London to Cologne?

The earliest bus for this route departs from London at 10: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from London at 11: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from London to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book bus tickets between London and Cologne for the best deals?

If you book a bus ticket from London to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $60 (€50) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Cologne from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.