There are 15 ways to get from Cologne to Normandy by train, car train, car, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, plane or subway

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, Eurotunnel, drive  •  7 h 17 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 Normandy

$305 - $377

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to London 080
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Guildford

$72 - $147

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Train  •  8 h 53 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 Redhill to Ash

$251 - $470

Train, bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford

$87 - $120

Bus, bus and ferry, drive, train  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover
  3. Drive from Folkestone/Dover to Vauxhall
  4. Take the train from Vauxhall to Guildford

$126 - $179

Bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to London 815
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Guildford National Express

$80 - $125

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 8 min

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

$101 - $149

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City, Tube, train, bus  •  5 h 33 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 Tube from Canning Town Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford
  5. Take the bus from Friary Bus Station to Normandy, Glaziers Lane

$91 - $345

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted, Tube, train, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to London Stansted (STN) CGN - STN
  2. Take the Tube from Tottenham Hale Underground Station to Warren Street Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford
  4. Take the bus from Friary Bus Station to Normandy, Glaziers Lane

$80 - $224

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 9 min

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

$135 - $326

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

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Southend (SEN) CGN - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford

$75 - $420

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  7 h 5 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
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Guildford

$149 - $402

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 29 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 Paddington to Reading
  4. Take the train from Reading to Ash

$114 - $332

Fly Dusseldorf to Southampton, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Southampton (SOU) DUS - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Woking

$92 - $265

Train to Brussels, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$177 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Normandy is to train and bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 9 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Normandy is to train and fly and Tube and bus which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Normandy is 533 km.

The best way to get from Cologne to Normandy without a car is to train which takes 8 h 53 min and costs 210€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Cologne to Normandy, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Normandy is to train which takes 8 h 53 min and costs 210€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 14 h 50 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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Normandy is 1 h behind Cologne. It is currently 1:12 AM in Cologne and 12:12 AM in Normandy.

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

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There are 359+ hotels available in Normandy. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Normandy.
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  • Distance: 333.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Normandy, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Cologne to Normandy via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, London St Pancras International LL, Redhill, Ash, and Ash, Chester Road in around 8 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Normandy via Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, London, London Victoria Coach Station, Guildford, Guildford, Tesco, and Friary Bus Station in around 14 h 50 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 Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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
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 Dusseldorf to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $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
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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 Dusseldorf to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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 Dusseldorf to Southampton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,400
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
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
$50 - $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
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
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 Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
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
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Redhill to Ash
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Ash
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $20
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Guildford
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Vauxhall to Guildford
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Guildford
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Woking
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canning Town Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Tottenham Hale Underground Station to Warren Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
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
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Lille
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Bus from Düsseldorf to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Guildford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Friary Bus Station to Normandy, Glaziers Lane
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators

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