Duration 5h 23m
Distance 497 km
Average price 259€
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between London and Cologne takes 5h 23m and the fastest train takes 3h 59m. The train service runs several times per day from London to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. London St Pancras Eurostar
    Eil / ...
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
    Ice / ...
  3. Cologne
4h 55m
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144€ - 471€

London to Cologne train times

Trains run every four hours between London King's Cross and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 12:58 in the afternoon, and the last departure from London King's Cross is at 19:34 which arrives into Cologne at 08:15. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 23m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Cologne. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between London and Cologne is 497 km.

London to Cologne train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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London to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 10:13 AM in London and 11:13 AM in Cologne.

There are 1110+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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