London to Cologne train

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09:01AMLondon St Pancras Intl5h14 02:15PMKoeln Hbf
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Train schedule from London to Cologne

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Eurostar
09:01AMLondon St Pancras Intl5h14 02:15PMKoeln Hbf
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11:04AMLondon St Pancras Intl5h11 04:15PMKoeln Hbf
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01:01PMLondon St Pancras Intl5h15 06:16PMKoeln Hbf
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03:04PMLondon St Pancras Intl5h11 08:15PMKoeln Hbf
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06:04PMLondon St Pancras Intl14h12 08:16AMKoeln Hbf
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Fastest train times from London to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

5 h 11 m

Average

7 h

Trains per day

5

Distance

497 km

It's difficult to get from London to Cologne without transferring at least once.

Eurostar
11:04AMLondon St Pancras Intl5h11 04:15PMKoeln Hbf
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03:04PMLondon St Pancras Intl5h11 08:15PMKoeln Hbf
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Overview: Train from London to Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Eurostar

Trains from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long route taking on average 7 h 10 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Eurostar. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Eurostar from London to Cologne trains

Travel from London to Cologne on Eurostar trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your London to Cologne train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

Train information from London to Cologne with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 10 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 4 a day


Trains from London to 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.

Which train companies travel from London to Cologne?

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.

How long is the train from London to Cologne?

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.

How many trains are there from London to Cologne?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Cologne?

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.


Deutsche Bahn trains from London to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from London to Cologne. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from London to Cologne and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Train tickets from London to Cologne: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 89 €
2 weeks earlier 81 €10%
3 weeks earlier 78 €14.%
1 month before 74 €20%
2 months earlier 72 €24%
3 months earlier 75 €19%


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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:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Cologne 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 14% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Cologne with 2 months in advance you save up to about 24% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 19%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from London to Cologne

Travel Tips: Travel by train 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

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany by train is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 10/3/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Cologne before traveling.

Return travel from Germany to United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Cologne?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Cologne?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 10/3/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Cologne.

The London to Cologne train distance is approximately 308 miles (496 km).
While the time it takes to travel 308 miles (496 km) from London to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Cologne train journey time is on average 7 h 10 min.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your journey in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Köln Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.

When taking a train from London to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Eurostar for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London and Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 4 trains a day from London to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from London to Cologne at 9: 01 AM. The last train from London to Cologne that you can take departs at 6: 04 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Cologne
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Cologne.
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Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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