There are 8 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.

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Train  •  6 h 39 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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$133 - $323

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Fly London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 1 min

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

$42 - $215

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Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  5. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$309 - $387

Bus  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 815 / ...

$44 - $77

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 33 min

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

$105 - $153

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 33 min

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

$99 - $268

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 33 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

Train, train to Southend, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 5 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 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to bus which costs £30 - £60 and takes 13 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to fly which costs £30 - £170 and takes 4 h 1 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 Hauptbahnhof via London St. Pancras International and Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Cologne is 308 miles.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 39 min and costs £100 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Cambridge to Cologne, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Cologne train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to train which takes 6 h 39 min and costs £100 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £60 and takes 13 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £170 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cologne is 1 h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 9:07 AM in Cambridge and 10:07 AM in Cologne.

Map of how to get from Cambridge to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 307.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Cologne via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Cologne via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, and Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf in around 13 h 56 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
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
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
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
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $68
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
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 Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Cambridge to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Eurowings and Ryanair offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport.

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There are 924+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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