Cologne to Manchester by train

  • First train
    06:50
  • Last train
    19:43
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 3m
  • Distance
    688 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    12hr 58m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cologne to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Manchester take around 8 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 688 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Manchester?

Journeys between Cologne and Manchester usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Cologne to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Manchester?

The Cologne to Manchester train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cologne to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 06:50 and the last train is around 19:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 07:19, and the last at 19:43.

When to book Cologne to Manchester train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Manchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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