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London to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 21h 3m to travel from London to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 613 miles (987 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from London to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $262.86 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14h 36m
Price$262.86 - $476.87
Distance613 miles (987 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationCologne
Changes3 changes

London to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Cologne for dinsdag apr. 20ste 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:20 06:56 14h 36m, 10 changes
04:20 04:09 23h 49m, 5 changes
05:20 04:09 22h 49m, 6 changes
06:00 04:09 22h 9m, 7 changes
08:40 06:32 21h 52m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Cologne

The price of train tickets from London to Cologne starts at $262.86 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from$262.86
on the day
avg. single price$439.19

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Cologne by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for London to Cologne

Want to know more about your journey from London to Cologne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Cologne take?

The average journey time by train between London and Cologne is 21 hours and 3 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Cologne is 14 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from London to Cologne can start from as little as $262.86 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Cologne?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Cologne. Travelling from London to Cologne by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from London to Cologne leave?

The first train from London to Cologne leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Cologne leave?

The last train from London to Cologne leaves at 08:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from London to Cologne cover a distance of around 613 miles (987 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/20/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/02/2020 for travel on 10/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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