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Fri
Dec 3
$59Union Ivkoni International
$113Malta Air
Sat
Dec 4
$67Flixbus
$22Malta Air
Sun
Dec 5
$52Union Ivkoni International
$24Ryanair
Mon
Dec 6
$62Flixbus
$20Malta Air
Tue
Dec 7
$72Flixbus
$20Malta Air
Wed
Dec 8
$62Flixbus
$22Malta Air
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Dec 9
$116Flixbus
$20Malta Air
Fri
Dec 10
$59Union Ivkoni International
$24Malta Air
Sat
Dec 11
$66Flixbus
$22Malta Air
Sun
Dec 12
$49Union Ivkoni International
$24Ryanair
Mon
Dec 13
$77Flixbus
$20Malta Air
Tue
Dec 14
$72Flixbus
$149Eurowings
Wed
Dec 15
$141Flixbus
$20Malta Air
Thu
Dec 16
$120BlaBlaCar Bus
$19Malta Air
Fri
Dec 17
$60Union Ivkoni International
$19Malta Air
Sat
Dec 18
$70Flixbus
$97Malta Air
Sun
Dec 19
$54Flixbus
$41Ryanair
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Dec 20
$70Flixbus
$19Malta Air
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Dec 21
$70Flixbus
$62Malta Air
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Dec 22
$83Flixbus
$19Malta Air
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Dec 23
$66Flixbus
$45Malta Air

Travel Information from London to Cologne

distanceDistance308 miles (496 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$72 - $78
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $72 (€60) • 12 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $78 (€65) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Flixbus

Travel 308 miles (496 km) by flight or bus to Cologne from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $72 (€60). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Malta Air or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Cologne.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Cologne from London?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from London?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 12/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to London, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. 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 London from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from London?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Cologne: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Cologne from London?

The cheapest way to get from London to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $72 (€60) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $6 (€5) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $78 (€65) for this route.

What is the fastest way from London to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel from London to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h 35 min   on average.

What is the distance between London and Cologne?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Cologne?

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

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Cologne?

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

  • You can go to Cologne from London by plane with Malta Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $78 (€65) with Malta Air from London to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus between London and Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus London to Cologne tickets for $72 (€60) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between London and Cologne?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Malta Air.

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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Cologne ends?
Your trip from London to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your London to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
When should I buy a ticket from London to Cologne online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $78 (€65) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $72 (€60) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.