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Journey Summary

London to Cologne Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
14 hours 16 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $93
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Cologne
Distance:497 km
Bus Companies:Union Ivkoni International
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Bus between London and Cologne with National Express and FlixBus

Find the best buses between London and Cologne with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from $104 (€81). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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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
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus from London to Cologne?

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

Can I enter Germany from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/13/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from London to Cologne as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to London, 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?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your 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:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 6/13/21. 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 do cheap bus tickets to Cologne from London cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus from London to Cologne for the next 7 days starting from $104 (€81)  one way.
What is the cost of a bus from London to Cologne?
If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Cologne bus price to come in at an average of $104 (€81)  one way.
How far is it from London to Cologne by bus?
The bus distance from London to Cologne is around 308 miles (496 km).
How long is the bus from London to Cologne?
On average the London to Cologne bus time is 13 h 46 min  covering the 308 miles (496 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from London to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne bus station from London do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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

Passengers board their bus most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Cologne.

What bus companies go from London to Cologne?
When taking a bus from London to Cologne, you can count on Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between London and Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When does the first bus depart from London to Cologne? When does the last bus depart from London to Cologne?
You can take the first bus from London to Cologne at 9: 00 PM. The last bus from London to Cologne that you can take departs at 9: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book London to Cologne bus tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from London to Cologne is on average $104 (€81) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets from London to Cologne available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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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