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There are 9 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne by train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, car, car train 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  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$154 - $334

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Fly Newcastle to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NCL - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$85 - $365

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Köln

$125 - $180

Car ferry, train  •  24h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf ICE International

$91 - $287

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  10h 58m

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$334 - $456

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 15m

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cologne

$154 - $223

Fly Newcastle to Brussels, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Brussels (BRU) NCL - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$118 - $375

Train to Manchester, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MAN - DUS

$116 - $279

Fly Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 38m

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

$109 - $322

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne is to fly and train which costs £65 - £280 and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne is to fly and train which costs £65 - £280 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and arriving at Köln via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via London St. Pancras International and Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 36m.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Cologne is 455 miles.

The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 8h 36m and costs £110 - £260.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne, including transfers.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne train services, operated by LNER, depart from Newcastle station.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 454.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 36m

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 8h 36m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Newcastle to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
National Express
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lille to Köln
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$40
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$61
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $160

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is currently 7:38 AM in Newcastle upon Tyne and 8:38 AM in Cologne.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 1007+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Newcastle Airport is to train which takes 25m and costs £2 - £4.

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