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The cheapest trains from London to Cologne

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Cheapest

$342

Average

$342

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Cologne will cost around $ 342 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 342.

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11:04AMLondon St Pancras International4h11 04:15PMCologne Hbf
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$3421One-way

Timetable London to Cologne

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The fastest trains from London to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

4 h 11 m

Average

4 h 11 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

497 km

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

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11:04AMLondon St Pancras International4h11 04:15PMCologne Hbf
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$3421One-way

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Train Information to Cologne from London

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from London to Cologne cover the 308 miles (496 km) long trip with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from London to Cologne

You can travel by train from London to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest train company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a route between London and Cologne. Find DB train times and tickets for your 308 miles (496 km) journey between London and Cologne with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable train from London to Cologne. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of train types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these trains, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket between London and Cologne:

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

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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  • 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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Trains from London to Cologne
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany allowed?

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

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

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

Do I need to self-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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 7/28/21. 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.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 7/28/21. 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 train to London from Cologne here.

How many miles is it from London to Cologne by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between London and Cologne by train to be approximately 308 miles (496 km).
What train station in London goes to Cologne? What train station do I come into Cologne from London?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip 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.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Cologne?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from London to Cologne?
When taking a train from London to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Cologne from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cologne
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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
London Paddington
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176