London to Cologne route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time8h 23m
Fare range€33-€435
First & last trains
First train departs at06:47
Last train departs at20:01
Fastest journey
Fastest route4h 11m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationLondon
Destination StationCologne

Train times for Tue 26 Sep

10:58
16:15
London
Cologne
4h 17m1 change
12:58
19:15
London
Cologne
5h 17m1 change
15:04
20:15
London
Cologne
4h 11m1 change
16:31
06:05
London
Cologne
12h 34m6 changes
17:04
06:35
London
Cologne
12h 31m5 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from London to Cologne start at €91.35 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€91.35
14 days
in advance
€116.68
Avg. single price
On the day
€206.61
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from London to Cologne?

The minimum price of a train ticket from London to Cologne is €33.25. To buy train tickets from London to Cologne for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from London to Cologne by train?

The average journey time between London and Cologne is 8 hours and 23 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 11 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 10 trains per day travelling from London to Cologne. 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 London to Cologne?

The first train from London to Cologne departs at 06:47. The last train from London to Cologne departs at 20:01. 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 London and Cologne?

No, it is not possible to travel from London to Cologne without having to change trains. To travel from London to Cologne will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to London?

By train, of course. See trains from Cologne to London.

  • *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 London to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/09/2017. 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 09/05/2017 for travel on 30/06/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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