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Route overview
Avg. journey time5h 35m
Fare range€35.00 - €614.00
Train operatorsABR, DB, ERB, national_express,
First & last trains
First train departs at07:42
Last train departs at16:43
Fastest journey
Fastest route5h 14m
Changes2 changes
Origin StationKöln Hbf
Destination StationLondon St-Pancras

Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras for Tuesday 22nd May 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
Köln Hbf
London St-Pancras
5h 15m
2 changes
Köln Hbf
London St-Pancras
5h 22m
2 changes
Köln Hbf
London St-Pancras
5h 22m
2 changes
Köln Hbf
London St-Pancras
6h 19m
4 changes
Köln Hbf
London St-Pancras
6h 16m
4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, NS, Eurostar and SNCB trains from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras

You can travel from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras on Deutsche Bahn, NS, Eurostar and SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 320km/h. All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras start at €34.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €279.11.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price194.06
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price202.17
on the day
avg. single price279.11

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 Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras by train?

The average journey time between Köln Hbf and London St-Pancras is 5 hours and 35 minutes and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 14 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 7 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras?

The first train from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras departs at 07:42. The last train from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras departs at 16:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Köln Hbf and London St-Pancras?

No, it is not possible to travel from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras without having to change trains. To travel from Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras will require a minimum of 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London St-Pancras to Köln Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Köln Hbf to London St-Pancras for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/05/2018. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 02/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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