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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$118 - $323

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) STN - CGN

$42 - $213

9 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$297 - $440

Bus  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 010
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
  4. Take the bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf

$62 - $89

Train, car ferry, bus  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  2. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  3. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Cologne Hbf

$137 - $176

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cologne

$106 - $153

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) LHR - CGN

$123 - $303

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$97 - $358

Fly London Stansted to Dortmund, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dortmund (DTM) STN - DTM
  2. Take the train from Holzwickede to Köln Hbf

$60 - $296

Train, train to Southend, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) SEN - CGN

$78 - $428

Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf

$58 - $254

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 12 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs £30 - £170.

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The distance between Cambridge and Cologne is 493 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Cambridge to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Cologne Hbf via London, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Aachen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Köln Hbf via London St. Pancras International and Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Cologne via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Bruxelles Midi in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Cologne via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Aachen in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Flights from London Stansted to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Southend to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ns.nl
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Harwich International
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Ferry operators

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