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Flights to Cologne

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Departure Tue, 03 Dec Return Wed, 04 Dec
STN London
CGN Cologne
return from £24
Departure Tue, 26 Nov Return Thu, 28 Nov
MAN Manchester
CGN Cologne
return from £22
Departure Sun, 17 Nov Return Sun, 24 Nov
BRS Bristol
CGN Cologne
return from £30
Departure Sun, 17 Nov Return Sun, 24 Nov
EDI Edinburgh
CGN Cologne
return from £107
Popular flight routes to Cologne
London - Cologne
return from £17
London - Cologne
return from £78
Manchester - Cologne
return from £46
Bristol - Cologne
return from £68
Edinburgh - Cologne
return from £150
Istanbul - Dusseldorf
return from £134

Trips to Cologne

Cologne travel

Cologne is the fourth biggest city in Germany boasting of a rich cultural heritage. Its history is traced back 2,000 years when it was under the Roman Empire and, later on, changed hands under the Franconian rule. The city was a significant trade centre during the Middle Ages and, although its importance was diminished when America was discovered, it was transformed into an industrial city during the Industrial Revolution. Flights to Cologne bring travellers from all over the world thanks to the city's favourable location and historical attractions making it a popular city break destination. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Cologne!

Things to do and places to see in Cologne

The vibrant metropolis of Cologne attracts hordes of visitors out to enjoy the many events, sights and activities that the city offers. Explore thought-provoking museums, marvel at Gothic landmarks or admire impressive cathedrals. Cologne offers a delightful combination of modern attractions, culture and history. Take part in music events or festivals, sample the night life or do some shopping; there are many activities that you can do when you book cheap flights to Cologne.

When visiting Cologne, be sure to:

  • Take a look at Cologne Cathedral, the iconic Gothic cathedral with imposing twin spires
  • Check out Picasso's works at the Ludwig Museum
  • Get a glimpse of heaven at the chocolate museum of Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum
  • Ride the Cologne Cable Car and enjoy spectacular views
  • Stroll through the Forstbotanischer Garten Koln and examine interesting plant species
  • Look at the Cologne Tower, a skyscraper hosting offices
  • Swing by nearby Bonn and visit the Monument of Beethoven
  • Ramble through the historic Old Town and admire beautiful landmarks
  • Be part of the Cologne Carnival festivities
  • Visit a Christmas market, if you happen to be in the city during the festive season
  • Cross the Hohenzollern Bridge by foot or bicycle
  • Have a beer at one of the community beer gardens
  • Sample local dishes and regional specialities in a restaurant after a day of sightseeing
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Cologne airports

Cologne Bonn International Airport serves passengers on trips to Cologne and Bonn. It is the seventh largest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic and features two terminals: 1 and 2. It has modern facilities including shops, restaurants, cash machines, car rental and passenger lounges.

  • Cologne Bonn International Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers that are present at Cologne Bonn International Airport are the following: Eurowings, Air Berlin and Ryanair.

    Location

    The airport is located approximately 17km east of Cologne's city centre.

    Transport options

    If driving, take the airport's exit and join A59 which is connected to both Cologne and Bonn cities. Route 161 from Cologne and SB60 from Bonn will take you to the airport and back to town. The airport is also serviced by trains that are connected to inter-city trains if you are travelling to other destinations. The station is connected to Terminal 2 and Terminal 1-C.

  • Dusseldorf Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Dusseldorf Airport are the following: Air Berlin, Eurowings and Lufthansa.

    Location

    The airport is located 7km from the centre of Dusseldorf.

    Transport options

    The terminal and the Dusseldorf Flughafen railway station are connected by the SkyTrain. A bus service also operates to connect the airport with the railway station. By bus, use Deutsche Bahn's timetable to check departure times to the airport. Other options include using a rental car or taxi. Coaches are available to drop passengers to different destinations in the city. If driving from the city centre to the airport, take the Autobahn A44, exit Flughafen Dusseldorf and then look for the sign Abflug or departures.

FAQ's about Cologne

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Cologne?
The top month to book flights to Cologne is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Cologne flights is September. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Cologne, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Cologne?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Cologne is... December. The next best month to travel to Cologne is August. And let's not forget October, the third top choice for when to go to Cologne. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Cologne is January.
🕑 How long before a flight to Cologne should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Cologne, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Cologne departing from over 6 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Cologne at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Cologne’s airport?
Cologne is served by 3 airport[s]. Düsseldorf International operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 6 cities, such as London, Manchester and Bristol, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Cologne’s airport from the city centre?
Cologne’s airport Düsseldorf International is located 25 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Cologne’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.57 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Düsseldorf International , for example, the average price for the ride to Cologne centre is around 3.00 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Cologne. Pick your preferred car type and get from Düsseldorf International to Cologne city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Cologne city centre?
There are many ways to get from Düsseldorf International to central Cologne:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Düsseldorf International to Cologne city centre when driving is 54 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Cologne city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 1 hour 50 mins
By Subway
Commuting from Düsseldorf International to central Cologne by Subway takes around 1 hour 21 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Cologne?
If you are going to Cologne, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 7.28 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 42.80 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.21 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 3.00 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 3.04 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.19 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 2.14 GBP
  • - Water: 1.95 GBP

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