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There are 10 ways to get from Cambridge to Cologne by train, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 via London Kings Cross  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$148 - $323

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Fly London Stansted to Cologne Bonn  •  4h 6m

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

$42 - $213

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Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
  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

$136 - $304

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  7h 16m

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

$285 - $385

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station 010
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Köln

$109 - $162

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 33m

  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  •  5h 10m

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

$122 - $305

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 58m

  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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$109 - $353

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS

$117 - $308

Fly London Stansted to Dortmund, train  •  6h 13m

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

$60 - $285

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to fly which costs £30 - £170 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Cologne is to fly which costs £30 - £170 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Köln via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 35m.

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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 Int. and Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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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 6h 31m and costs £110 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Cambridge to Cologne, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Cologne bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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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 6h 31m and costs £110 - £250. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £30 - £170 and takes 4h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 307.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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 Int., and Brussels - Midi in around 6h 31m. Alternatively, Eurowings and Ryanair fly from Cambridge to Cologne 4 times a day.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Flights from London Stansted to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Köln
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cambridge to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 2:36 PM in Cambridge and 3:36 PM in Cologne.

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

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

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There are 997+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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