There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to London 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.

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Train  •  4 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

$114 - $270

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Southend, train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$58 - $394

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Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  7 h 5 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 London

$299 - $369

Train, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

$83 - $112

Bus  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to London 815

$66 - $108

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 54 min

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

$97 - $139

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City  •  4 h 21 min

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

$73 - $319

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted  •  4 h 15 min

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

$61 - $194

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) CGN - LHR

$103 - $268

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 33 min

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

$82 - $274

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

$129 - $376

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to London City  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

$122 - $363

Train to Dortmund, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to London Luton (LTN) DTM - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$66 - $214

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to London is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 340€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to London is to fly which costs 85€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to London. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Cologne and London is 497 km.

The best way to get from Cologne to London without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 95€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Cologne to London, including transfers.

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Cologne to London train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to London is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 95€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 12 h 13 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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London is 1 h behind Cologne. It is currently 4:08 AM in Cologne and 3:08 AM in London.

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  • Distance: 310.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to London via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Brussels - Midi in around 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to London twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
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
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
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
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
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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
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
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
$55 - $70
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
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
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Cologne to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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KLM, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 8397+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $76 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 13€ - 16€.

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