How to travel from London to Cologne

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Travel Information from London to Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$35 - $450
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€30) • 12 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $82 (€71) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Eurostar

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

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from London to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from London to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

London, Victoria Coach Station
11:25AMKöln, Flughafen
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London, Victoria Coach Station
11:25AMKöln, Flughafen
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
05:05PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
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London, Victoria Coach Station
02:10AMKöln, Flughafen
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:20PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
11:10AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
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British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:00AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
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Find the best trip from London to Cologne with Omio's travel partners Eurowings, easyJet and Ryanair! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel to Cologne from London in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel to Cologne from London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Cologne from London and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from London to Cologne

        FAQs: Travel 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.

        There are 3 ways to get from London to Cologne: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from London to Cologne is a bus with an average price of $35 (€30).

        This is compared to other travel options from London to Cologne:

        Taking a bus costs $47 (€41) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $82 (€71).

        Taking a bus costs $416 (€359) less than taking a train, which costs on average $450 (€389) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Cologne from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

        Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

        Bus takes 12 h on average.

        Train takes 5 h 10 min on average.

        Cologne is approximately 308 miles (496 km) away from London.

        The average frequency per day from London to Cologne is:

        • 5 trains a day.

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

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

        • Buses from London to Cologne most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Flights mostly leave from London Gatwick Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Trains most often depart from London at London Waterloo and arrive in Cologne at Cologne Hbf.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Cologne:

        • You can take a bus from London to Cologne with FlixBus, Ourbus or BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $35 (€30) with FlixBus from London to Cologne.
        • You can travel to Cologne from London by flight with Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, easyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, TUIfly, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), Smartwings or Lufthansa Cityline (2). You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $82 (€71) with Eurowings from London to Cologne.
        • You can take a train from London to Cologne with Eurostar or Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $450 (€389) with Eurostar from London to Cologne.

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

        • Take a direct bus with FlixBus.
        • Take a direct flight with Eurowings or British Airways.
        • Direct services by train with.

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

        Omio customers who travel from London to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
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