There are 10 ways to get from London to Cologne by train, bus, car, 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 38 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Brussels - Midi Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$111 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 6 min

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

$30 - $55

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Bus, train  •  10 h 17 min

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

$72 - $100

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h

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

$95 - $140

Fly London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 17 min

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

$54 - $192

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 1 min

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

$97 - $264

Fly London City to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$73 - $322

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$80 - $273

Train to Southend, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 46 min

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

$53 - $393

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BHX - DUS

$106 - $302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cologne is to bus which costs £25 - £45 and takes 11 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cologne is to fly which costs £75 - £210 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The distance between London and Cologne is 310 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from London to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Cologne. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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There are 931+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 310.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from London to Cologne via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 4 h 38 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
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 11 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 25 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 Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$15 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station to Brusel, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
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Contact Details
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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