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Cologne to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Cologne and London take, on average, 1 h and 29 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Cologne with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Koeln - Bonn is the departure airport operating flights between Cologne and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Cologne with London as destination arrives at Heathrow

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Departure Tue, 25 Jan Return Sat, 29 Jan
CGN Cologne
LON London
return from £18
Departure Sat, 12 Feb Return Mon, 14 Feb
CGN Cologne
LON London
return from £15
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Local, one-way ticket

A train in London costs roughly the same as in Cologne.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 80% more expensive in London than in Cologne.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in London costs roughly the same as in Cologne.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 36% more expensive in London than in Cologne.

Cologne airports
  • ( Düsseldorf International (DUS)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Koeln - Bonn (CGN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Niederrhein (Weeze) (NRN)
    How far from city centre: 58 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 309 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Cologne to London

How long is the flight from Cologne to London?

Direct flights from Cologne to London take around 1 hour and 25 minutes.

What are the most common stopovers?

For indirect flights, the most common flight path is through a short stopover in Dusseldorf, Germany.

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Cologne?

Unlike domestic flights in the UK or cheap flights within the Schengen Zone, you almost always need a valid passport to travel to London from Cologne.

Which airlines fly from Cologne to London?

A range of airlines operate daily direct flights between Cologne and London, including:

  • Eurowings, a low-cost subsidiary of Germany's national flag carrier airline, Lufthansa.
  • British Airways, the UK's national airline.
  • EasyJet, a British budget airline operating low-cost routes in over 30 European countries.
  • Ryanair, the largest low-cost carrier in Europe, based in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Flybe, an Exeter-based airline, the biggest independent regional carrier in Europe.

How to find cheap flights from Cologne to London

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When are the best times to fly from Cologne to London?

  • During December, London's diverse population join together in celebrating the holiday season. Head to a European-style Christmas market, go ice skating at Somerset House, or enjoy one of the traditional holiday pantomime shows.
  • June sees the longest days and best weather, and it's an unbeatable time to enjoy London's beautiful parks and green spaces. Plenty of fun festivals and events take place at this time from major sporting tournaments to food symposiums to theatre competitions.

Airports in Cologne

Cologne is served by one international airport: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN).

Useful information about Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport is situated in the district of Porz, roughly 9 miles south-east of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By car or taxi – 15 minutes from the city centre along the A59 motorway.
  • By train – several routes run directly from the airport to the central train station in Cologne, departing every 12-15 minutes: lines S13, RE6, and RE8.
  • By bus – 15-20 minutes from Porz Markt station via bus route 161.

Services: unlimited free WiFi, conference centre, business lounge, hotels, chemist, post office, and a vast range of retail and food outlets.

Airports in London

London is served by 6 international airports, 3 of which receive the majority of direct flights from Cologne: London Stansted, London Heathrow, and London Gatwick.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport

Located in Essex, Stansted Airport is roughly 42 miles north-east of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – 70-80 minutes to Liverpool Street, departing every half hour.
  • By train – Stansted Express to Liverpool Street, every 15 minutes, journey time 47 minutes.
  • By taxi or car – roughly 60 minutes from central London.

Services: smoking areas, prayer room, accessible toilets, free WiFi, and a number of shops and food outlets.

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow (LHR) is 17 miles south-west of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By underground – Piccadilly line.
  • By taxi or car – about 45 minutes from central London.
  • By train – 15 minutes to Paddington via the Heathrow Express, departing every 15 minutes.
  • By bus – direct coaches to Victoria depart frequently, taking roughly 45 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, smoking areas, currency exchange, business facilities, airline lounges, religious spaces, disabled passenger services, and a massive number of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars open all hours.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Located in Surrey, London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is roughly 30 miles south of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi or car – roughly 60 minutes to central London, 35 minutes to Croydon.
  • By train – Gatwick Express departs every 15 minutes, taking 35 minutes to London Victoria.
  • By bus – direct service to Victoria, departing every 30 minutes and taking 90 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, currency exchange, accessible toilets, designated smoking areas, prayer rooms, and many eateries, food outlets, and shops.

What to do and visit in London

  • See it from above: scale the London Eye, the Shard, or the Monument for the best views over the city.
  • Take your pick from the line-up of famous architectural landmarks: Shakespeare's Globe, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, to name a few.
  • Enjoy one of London's free-to-enter, world-class museums – don't miss the incredible National Gallery.
  • Make a trip to south-west London for a tennis match at Wimbledon, an international rugby game at Twickenham, or a day exploring the quirky shops and gorgeous park at Richmond.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Cologne to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cologne to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Cologne. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cologne to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cologne to London is 15£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to Cologne?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 4% more expensive than Cologne, with a fare of 2.88 GBP, while train tickets costs 4% more in London: 2.60 GBP against 2.50 GBP in Cologne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 80% more than the 8.35 GBP in Cologne. The price of the coffee is around 36% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.08 GBP , while in Cologne the coffee costs 2.26 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cologne to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cologne to London are June, July and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cologne to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Cologne depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to London from Cologne in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, March and January are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cologne -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cologne to London?
The total flight time between Cologne and London is of around 01:29 hours on average, considering an average distance of 522 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in London compared to Cologne?
While in Cologne the temperatures can reach an average of 33.16 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -4.42 ºC average degrees reported in Cologne. During the winter period, Cologne can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Cologne and London?
The main airport route flying between Cologne and London is: Koeln - Bonn (CGN) to Southend (SEN). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Stobart Air.
  • Flybe.
  • Alternatively, you can find Cologne - London flights between Koeln - Bonn (CGN) to Gatwick (LGW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: British Airways.
Airlines with indirect flights from Cologne to London are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Cologne to London are:
  • Eurowings, stoping in Hamburg for 65 minutes minimun.
  • Lufthansa, with 75 minutes scale in Hamburg.

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