There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$97 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brusel, CCN, gare du Nord to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station Rj / ...

$38 - $84

9 alternative options

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  7 h 26 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 London

$288 - $388

Train, bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Süd to Düsseldorf Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to London 080

$62 - $99

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

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

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

$57 - $194

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow  •  4 h 10 min

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

$99 - $268

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

$71 - $317

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 31 min

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

$80 - $272

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

$54 - $394

Train to Dortmund, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
  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

$65 - $221

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to London is to bus which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to London is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 85€ - 240€.

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The distance between Cologne and London is 497 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Cologne to London, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to London. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to London via Bruxelles Midi and Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar in around 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to London via Köln/Bonn Flughafen, Cologne, Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station, and Brusel, CCN, gare du Nord in around 10 h.

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
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
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
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
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
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 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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
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 Süd to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $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
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Bruxelles-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 Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $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
$43 - $46
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
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
$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
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
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
$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
22 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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brusel, CCN, gare du Nord to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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