There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Cambridge by train, car train, car, 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  •  5 h 44 min

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

$138 - $305

Cheapest option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted  •  4 h 18 min

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

$42 - $218

9 alternative options

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  8 h 48 min

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

$317 - $394

Bus RegioJet  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brusel, Gare du Midi to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station Rj
  4. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 010

$69 - $97

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to London 080
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport National Express

$66 - $141

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 28 min

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

$105 - $154

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$100 - $271

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 38 min

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

$97 - $356

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$82 - $275

Train to Dortmund, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 56 min

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

$60 - $297

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Southend, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$79 - $429

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Cambridge is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Cambridge is to fly which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Cambridge is 493 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Cologne to Cambridge, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) via Aachen, Brusel, Gare du Midi and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Cambridge via Brussels - Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Cambridge via Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussels - Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Cambridge via Aachen, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Brusel, Gare du Midi, Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station, and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 12 h 56 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Flights from Dortmund to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
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 Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brusel, Gare du Midi to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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 Düsseldorf to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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