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1 h 15 m

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Flights per day



497 km

There are 1 direct flights between Cologne and London per day, with the fastest journey taking just 1 hours and 15 minutes.

01:35PMCologne/Bonn Airport1h15 01:50PMLondon Stansted Airport
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07:15AMCologne/Bonn Airport6h50 01:05PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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07:00AMCologne/Bonn Airport7h05 01:05PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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07:15AMCologne/Bonn Airport12h00 06:15PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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Journey Summary

Cologne to London Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration
2 hours 5 minutes
Flight Price: $80
Flights Depart from:Cologne
Flights arrive in:London
Distance:497 km
Airlines:Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline , Malta Air

Ryanair, Eurowings and British Airways Cologne – London

Buy your official Ryanair, Eurowings and British Airways flight tickets between Cologne and London from $6 (€5) with Omio. Find flight times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

British Airways

Ryanair is the leading low-cost airline offering flights within Europe, where you can choose different ticket types for your flight between Cologne and London: Value, Regular, Plus or Flexi Plus.

Looking for flights from Cologne to London? Ryanair is one of the best companies to travel with on the 308 miles (496 km) route between Cologne and London. As an official travel partner of Ryanair, Omio quickly shows you the latest Ryanair flight schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cologne to London routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Ryanair plane tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for flights from Cologne to London, you can quickly see if the Ryanair ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a flight. Once you’re ready, book your Cologne - London flight now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Ryanair!

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Cologne to London Flights: An Overview 

London is a top business city with a cultural history that stretches to the prehistoric times. Visitors can take a flight to distant cities like Cologne. Economy carriers like Ryanair and Eurowings offer flights from Cologne to London. German-owned Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe, also has several flights flying this route. The quickest flight from Cologne to London takes about one hour 15 minutes when flying direct with no changes required en route.

Which airlines fly from Cologne to London? 

A total of six airlines offer flights from Cologne to London. German-owned Lufthansa is one of the renowned carriers on this route. Travelers can also choose to travel with budget carriers like Eurowings, Ryanair, Swiss, and Austrian Airlines. Ryanair and Eurowings offer a majority of the direct flights along this route.

How long is the flight from Cologne to London? 

Different airlines plying this route offer flights with varying duration. Direct flights are often faster than those with layovers. Eurowings offers the fastest flight on the route, and it takes about one hour and 15 minutes. Indirect options can take anywhere from four hours 50 minutes to 14 hours. Though the regularity of direct flights means indirect flights are not always necessary. Direct flights are evenly distributed between the morning and evening hours. In the morning, flights take off between 06:45 a.m. and 07:30 a.m. Later in the evening, there are direct flights from Cologne to London between 05:55 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. Other connecting flights are distributed at different times throughout the day giving passengers flexibility when planning their travel.

How many flights are there from Cologne to London? 

Passengers can expect between five and eight direct flights operating from Cologne to London each day during the week. These direct flights are shared by two main providers, Eurowings and Ryanair.  Further indirect options supplement the route. Service regularity dips slightly over the weekend but passengers can still expect two flights on a Saturday and three on a Sunday.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Cologne to London? 

Departure Airport: Cologne Airport is the main departure airport for flights from Cologne to London. It is located in Rhine-Westphalia, the most populated state in Germany. It serves both as a popular passenger airport and a destined cargo hub. It is situated between Cologne and Bonn cities and directly accessible from the Bundesautobahn A59 motorway. Rail travel is a good option for passengers when organizing travel, as Cologne is connected to S-Bahn S13 from Köln-Hauptbahnhof, ICE and RE trains, as well as airport buses. At the airport, travelers can access parking facilities, lounges, restaurants, and free WiFi.

Arrival Airport: London Stansted Airport (STN) is one of the main airports in London and is located northeast of the city. It takes about an hour to reach the city from the airport, a distance of 63 kilometers. Taxis, public buses, chauffeured, and rideshare vehicles offer transport to the city. The airport has the Stansted Express high-speed train service that takes passengers to central London in just 47 minutes as well as frequent coach services that terminate at London Victoria Station. The airport has an information desk, WiFi, meeting rooms, and duty-free shopping and numerous restaurants and cafes.

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Flights from Cologne to London
Take a flight 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.
Am I allowed to travel by plane from Cologne, Germany to London, United Kingdom?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and London, United Kingdom by plane 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:

  • 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?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to London from Cologne before traveling.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from London to Cologne is: Restricted

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

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 6/20/21. 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 flight to Cologne from London here.

How much do cheap flights to London from Cologne cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest flight between Cologne and London for the next 7 days starting from $6 (€5)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a flight to London from Cologne?
If you are looking to book your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to London flight to cost on average $18 (€14)  one way.
How far is London from Cologne by plane?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Cologne to London by plane to be approximately 308 miles (496 km).
How long is a flight between Cologne and London on average?
While the time it takes to travel 308 miles (496 km) to London from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to London flight journey time is on average 1 h 15 min.
What airport does the flight from Cologne to London depart from? Which London airport do I fly into from Cologne?

Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Cologne/Bonn Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

Where do I find the Cologne airport for the flight to London? Where is the London airport?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this route, Cologne/Bonn Airport, located approximately 0 miles (0 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival airport in London, called London Heathrow Airport, is located around 0 miles (0 km) away from its city center. To reach the city center of London from London Heathrow Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transit options are available.

Which airlines should I travel with from Cologne to London?
For the journey from Cologne to London you can take a flight with Ryanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways or Germanwings. Be sure to check out all possible airlines that offer services from Cologne to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What are the first and last departure flight times from Cologne to London?
The first Cologne to London flight departs at 5: 00 AM   and the last flight from Cologne to London leaves at 2: 50 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from Cologne to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a plane ticket from Cologne to London to get the best deals?
If you buy the Cologne to London flight within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $18 (€14). However, booking your plane ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights from Cologne to London. Look out for plane tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.