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|Distance||308 miles (496 km)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long route taking on average 4 h 58 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn will get you to Cologne from London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your London to Cologne train.
Train information from London to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:
Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket between London and Cologne:
The journey by train from London to Cologne is made in two stages. The first leg is made on the high-speed Eurostar service, traveling from London St Pancras to Brussels-Midi where passengers will transfer to Deutsche Bahn services to complete the second leg and arrive in Cologne. Numerous departures throughout the day give passengers a choice of departure, starting as early as 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. on weekends.
The train journey from London to Cologne is shared by high-speed Eurostar services and Deutsche Bahn trains. Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading rail provider, known for their reliability of service. Eurostar trains connect London to many destinations across Europe, with trains reaching up to 186 mph.
The fastest trains along this 370-mile route complete the journey in just under four hours. This includes transfers from Eurostar trains to Deutsche Bahn services at Brussels-Midi. Most services complete the journey in under four hours 30 minutes. The last train leaving St Pancras does not arrive in Cologne until the following morning, requiring passengers to stay overnight in Brussels.
During the week, passengers can expect six departures from London heading to Cologne. Services begin in the morning, not long after 7:00 a.m., with departures spread throughout the day until approximately 7:30 p.m. Services begin slightly later over the weekend and there is one fewer train, offering passengers five options for travel.
Departure train station: Trains depart from London St Pancras International Station. This attractive station is located in central London at the heart of a transport network with great connections to local, regional and intercity buses, and trains. Facilities at St Pancras include showers, toilets, banking and currency services, shops, and supermarkets as well as high-end boutiques. Dining options include everything from cafes to elite restaurants and even a champagne bar.
Arrival train station: Services terminate at Cologne Hbf, Cologne's main train station. The station can be found directly in the center of Cologne, near the historic cathedral and a short walk from the River Rhine. Station amenities include a DB First Class lounge, left luggage facilities, and toilets as well as numerous cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Cologne closer to your date of departure here
The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Cologne is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.
There are a few train stations in London to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center.
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