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Overview: Cologne to London flight

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$19 (€16)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways, Germanwings or Malta Air

Flights from Cologne to London cover the 308 miles (496 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like Ryanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways, Germanwings or Malta Air. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as $12 (€10), but the average price of plane tickets is $19 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Airlines: Travel with Ryanair, British Airways and Eurowings from Cologne to London

For as little as $12 (€10) you can travel by flight from Cologne to London with Ryanair, British Airways and Eurowings. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

British Airways

Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a plane and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct flights to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

  • Average Price: $12

Ryanair's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your flight to London from Cologne are the following:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from Germany?

International entry status: 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 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to London from Cologne as this information can change.

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

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 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • 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 12/7/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Cologne from London.

What is the price of the cheapest flight from Cologne to London?

Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from Cologne to London to cost as little as $12 (€10)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a flight from Cologne to London?

If you’re looking to book your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to London flight price to come in at an average of $19 (€16)  one way.

What is the distance from Cologne to London by plane?

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

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

The Cologne to London flight duration is on average 1 h 20 min, which is to be expected when traveling 308 miles (496 km) to London from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What is the departure airport in Cologne and arrival airport in London?

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

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 journey, Cologne/Bonn Airport, located approximately 8.2 miles (13.3 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival airport in London, called London Heathrow Airport, is located around 14.3 miles (23 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?

When taking a flight from Cologne to London, you can count on Ryanair, Eurowings, Flybe, British Airways, Germanwings or Malta Air for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service between Cologne and London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.

Is there a direct flight from Cologne to London?

Yes, you can search for direct flights from Cologne to London on Omio with Eurowings, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your plane ticket.

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

The earliest flight for this trip departs from Cologne at 5: 25 AM. The last flight leaves from Cologne at 8: 05 PM. Check Omio for the latest flight schedule from Cologne to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book Cologne to London plane tickets to get the best deals?

You can find flights to London from Cologne to cost on average $19 (€16) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to London flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.