Flights from London to Cologne

London to Cologne

  • London to Cologne is 313 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Cologne last month was Ryanair
  • The average flight time from London to Cologne is 1h 10min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Cologne
  • £16 was the cheapest return price from London to Cologne last month
  • There are 54 flights a week from London to Cologne

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Flights from London to Cologne

This information is correct as of November 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Cologne

Three airlines currently offer direct flights from London to Cologne: Germanwings from Stansted and Heathrow, Ryanair from Stansted and easyJet from Gatwick.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

From Gatwick: easyJet fly to Cologne from Gatwick's South Terminal. The terminal has plenty of great places to shop. As well as a World Duty Free store there are plenty of designer brands like Cath Kidston, Joules and Ted Baker and high street favourites like Zara and Fatface. Restaurants range from quick fast-food joints like McDonalds to fancy eateries like Caviar House & Prunier. The South Terminal has one executive lounge, No.1 Lounge (prices start at £25* per person). If you have some quick emails to send you can check into a Regus Express Work Pod for £10* per half hour.

From Heathrow: Germanwings fly from Terminal 2 (The Queen's Terminal). Recently refurbished, this terminal offers a wide array of places to eat, drink and shop. Fuller's even have a special Terminal 2 lager called 'Wingman' which you can try at the London's Pride pub. There's one lounge, the very exclusive Plaza Premium Executive Lounge, which has its own spa. Prices start at £25* for one hour.

From Stansted: Stansted has one terminal with a good range of dining and shopping options. Relax with a glass of bubbly at Blanc et Noir, have a quick bite of sushi at Itsu or sit down for a full meal at James Martin Kitchen. If you fancy a bit of retail therapy you can pick up some luxury goods at World Duty Free.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Most flights land at Terminal 1 while charter flights land at Terminal 2. The two terminals are within walking distance of each other. The Intercity-Express train station is inside the airport, underneath the arrivals hall. From here you can catch trains into the city centre or onward to other destinations in the region. It takes 15 minutes to reach Cologne city centre by the S-13 S-bahn commuter train. Tickets cost €2.70* (just under £2). The car hire desks are located in Terminal 2: compare car hire at Cologne Airport before you fly. There's also a taxi rank outside each terminal: expect to pay about €25* (about £18) for a taxi into the city.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to travel from London to Cologne.

What to expect in Cologne

Cologne is one hour ahead of London and the currency is the Euro (€). Prices in Cologne are lower than in London, although not by much. The weather is more extreme than in London. During the summer you can expect an average temperature of 25°C, but during winter this drops to around 2°C. The local beer is Kolsch, and the locals are very proud of it. Order an Altbier from the rival city of Dusseldorf and you might find yourself on the receiving end of some very funny looks.

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