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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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|Distance||308 miles (496 km)|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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.
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:
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 between London, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to London is: Partially open
Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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