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There are 11 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cologne by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice

€200 - €593

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport

€33 - €57

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 7m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cologne

€228 - €266

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 39m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Cologne

€147 - €261

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

€131 - €352

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LHR - CGN

€109 - €411

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  4. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

€122 - €469

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN

€100 - €288

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LGW - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

€150 - €402

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  4. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf

€149 - €794

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BRS - CGN

€73 - €285

Bournemouth to Cologne by train and subway

The journey time between Bournemouth and Cologne is around 7h 3m and covers a distance of around 768 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 53m. Operated by South Western Railway, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Bournemouth to Cologne service departs from Bournemouth and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 3m
Fastest journey time:
6h 53m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€200
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:06
Last service departs at:
08:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bournemouth to Cologne train and subway schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cologne is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cologne is mandatory.

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Cologne is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £28 - £50 and takes 15h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cologne is to train and fly which costs £90 - £360 and takes 5h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Waterloo station, Euston Square station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 4m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Cologne is 620 km.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs £170 - £550.

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It takes approximately 8h 4m to get from Bournemouth to Cologne, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Cologne train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 6:28 AM in Bournemouth and 7:28 AM in Cologne.

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

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 620.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 4m

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Cologne via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Warren Street station, Euston Square station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 8h 4m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €130
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €110
Flights from Bristol to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €95
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €110
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€15 - €19
Anytime Day 1st Class
€25 - €30
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€17 - €21
Anytime Day 1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €80
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€10 - €15
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€19 - €35
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€75 - €150
Standard Car - Flexi
€130 - €170

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