There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Cambridge by plane, train, car train, car, bus or car ferry

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

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

$46 - $218

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$104 - $271

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUS - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$95 - $274

Fly Dusseldorf to London City, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$109 - $350

Train to Dortmund, fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 1 min

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

$59 - $290

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Southend, train  •  6 h 21 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

$83 - $429

Train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$242 - $455

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de 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

$305 - $380

Bus  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Bruxelles - North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 010

$69 - $93

Train, carferry  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander
  3. Take the carferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich
  4. Take the train from Harwich International to Cambridge

$146 - $192

Train, bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Hansaring to Düsseldorf Hbf S11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to London 080
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 010

$69 - $114

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 29 min

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

$105 - $154

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 23 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 Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Cambridge is 493 km.

The best way to get from Cologne to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Cologne to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Cologne to Cambridge bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Köln station.

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Cologne to Cambridge train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cambridge is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 23 min.

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

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Cologne to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 307.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

Eurowings and Ryanair fly from Cologne to Cambridge 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Cambridge via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 7 h 15 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
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 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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
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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
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 Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Tottenham Hale to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.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 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Harwich International to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $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
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
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S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Hansaring to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
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
Every 4 hours
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 Düsseldorf to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Cambridge is 1 h behind Cologne. It is currently 9:41 AM in Cologne and 8:41 AM in Cambridge.

Cologne to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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

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There are 409+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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