There are 12 ways to get from London to Cologne by train, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 37 min

  1. Est
  2. Tha / ...

$100 - $291

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. 815 / ...

$45 - $73

10 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Est
  2. Tha / ...

$292 - $443

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 4 min

$102 - $150

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 45 min

$97 - $140

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 58 min

  1. LHR - CGN

$99 - $265

Fly London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 14 min

  1. STN - CGN

$57 - $193

Fly London City to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. LCY - DUS

$85 - $320

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. LHR - DUS

$93 - $273

Train to Southend, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 19 min

  1. SEN - CGN

$55 - $393

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 37 min

  1. BHX - DUS

$122 - $305

Train to London Luton, fly to Dortmund, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. LTN - DTM

$69 - $228

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

You can take a train from London to Cologne via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Bruxelles Midi in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Southend to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $100
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $210
Premier
$160 - $240
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$100 - $140
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$177
Website
eurotunnel.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Köln
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Cologne is 497 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Cologne is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 11 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Cologne is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs £70 - £200.

No, there is no direct train from London to Cologne. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Köln Hbf via Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

No, there is no direct bus from London to Cologne. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Köln via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from London to Cologne, including transfers.