There are 9 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 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$148 - $337

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

$43 - $219

7 alternative options

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  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

$320 - $424

Train, bus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge 010

$73 - $108

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 14 min

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

$107 - $159

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$101 - $272

Fly Dusseldorf to London City, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$127 - $378

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 14 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

$111 - $296

Train to Dortmund, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 55 min

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

$66 - $303

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Cambridge via Bruxelles Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Lille Europe Eurostar, Gare de Lille Europe, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, Eurowings and Ryanair fly from Cologne to Cambridge 5 times a day.

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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$72 - $74
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$130 - $180
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$69 - $72
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$47 - $51
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $49
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
SNCF
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
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $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
$185
Website
eurotunnel.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once 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
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Cambridge is 493 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Cambridge is to train and bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 13 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Cambridge is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs 35€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Cambridge via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Gare de Lille Europe and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Cologne to Cambridge, including transfers.