How to travel from Cologne to London

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from Cologne to London

You can get from Cologne to London by train, bus or flight.

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flight

To get from Cologne to London on Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25AMCologne/Bonn Airport1h40 09:05AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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05:55PMCologne/Bonn Airport4h00 08:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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10:10AMCologne/Bonn Airport3h50 01:00PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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01:25PMCologne/Bonn Airport4h40 05:05PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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Travel Information to London from Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $50
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 6 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $20 (€18) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Travel 308 miles (496 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Cologne and London. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cologne to London.

How to get from Cologne to London

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Cologne to London, 50,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Cologne to London, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs

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

Can travelers from Germany enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and London.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from London, United Kingdom?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from London?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from London here.

There are 4 travel options from Cologne to London: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to London is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a train is usually $46 (€41) less than taking a bus to London, which costs on average $50 (€45) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $15 (€14) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $20 (€18) for this route.

The fastest way from Cologne to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 36 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to London is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and London as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to London:

  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to London by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to London tickets on Omio for $50 (€45).
  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair Cologne to London tickets on Omio for $20 (€18).

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to London with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Cologne to London.

Your trip from Cologne to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Cologne to London tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!

When planning your trip from Cologne to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $50 (€45) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $20 (€18) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $4 (€4) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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