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Duration 4h 11m
Distance 497 km
Average price 259€
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between London and Cologne takes 4h 11m. There is at least one train 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
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Cologne
4h 53m
144€ - 471€

London to Cologne train times

Trains run once daily between London King's Cross and Cologne. The service departs London King's Cross at 11:04 in the morning, which arrives into Cologne at 16:15. All services require a transfer at BRUXELLES-MIDI and take an average of 4h 11m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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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 53m.

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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 3:02 AM in London and 4:02 AM in Cologne.

There are 1545+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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