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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days to Cologne were £100 for one-way flights and £171 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

What do I need to know about flights to Cologne?

A cultural hub in western Germany, Cologne is teeming with eye-popping museums, iconic art galleries and fantastic festivals. The city also boasts an impressive portfolio of Gothic architecture, and has over 2,000 years of history for tourists to sink their teeth into. Situated on the Rhine River, this riveting city has one international airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, and with a number of direct flights available from across the UK, booking flights to Cologne couldn’t be any simpler.

When is the best time to fly to Cologne?

Cologne has enough energy to fuel fun-filled visits all year round. The epic Cologne Carnival is a must-see. It kicks off with a one-day celebration in November and continues on into February, culminating in the highlight of the season – Rosenmontag. Whether you catch the dazzling beginning or the raucous tail end, the world-famous carnival won’t disappoint with its costumes, music, parades and plentiful German beer. The city is overflowing with visitors during the carnival festivities, so return flights to Cologne may be that bit pricier. Summer in Cologne is stunning and you can happily laze along the Rhine with the locals, soaking up the glorious sunshine. Winters are fairly bitter and you’ll certainly need a few woolly layers to face the bracing outdoors. That being said, cheap flights to Cologne can be snapped up during this low season, and you can always warm up with a glühwein at one of the annual Christmas markets.

Where can I fly to Cologne from?

Finding cheap tickets to Cologne is easy, with a range of air carriers offering a juicy list of routes to this German gem. Ryanair offers direct flights from London Stansted Airport, while Germanwings flies the flag with direct flights from London Stansted Airport and Manchester International Airport. Hop aboard a Lufthansa flight and jet out of Birmingham Airport. British Airways can also get you to Cologne with flights from Newcastle Airport and Belfast George Best Airport.

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How do I get from Cologne Bonn Airport to the city centre?

Cologne Bonn Airport lies about 10 miles southeast of the city centre. You can get to central Cologne in a rental car or taxi in about 20 minutes if traffic is on your side. Taxi fares to the city centre are around €25 to €30. Public transport is cheaper, and there are plenty of options. A fat roster of buses will nip you to central Cologne, with tickets available from €6 per adult. If you fancy a trip on a train, the S Bahn line leaves directly from the airport, with fares starting from around €2.

Have your fill of Cologne

Cologne is well worth a visit for beer enthusiasts and thirsty travellers alike, and there’s no better time than during the city’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations. If your taste buds prefer a sweeter indulgence, pay homage to the world’s favourite sweet treat at the Chocolate Museum. When you’ve had your fill of food and drink, feast your eyes on the spine-tingling gothic spectacle of Cologne Cathedral – a massive, melodramatic marvel in the heart of the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ How much does it cost to fly to Cologne?

✔️ The price of roundtrip flights to Cologne ranges from £171 to £183. Travelers looking to book a one-way ticket to Cologne can find fantastic flights for as little as £100. Bargain-hunters take note: December is the best month to nab a cheap flight to Cologne.

❓ What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

✔️ This one is easy to remember:Ticket Thursdays. We found that tickets booked on a Thursday resulted in the best deal on average in 2021. However, Fridays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2021.

❓ What are the cheapest days to fly?

✔️ When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2021, Friday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly, with Tuesday as a close second. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Thinking of traveling mid-week? It turns out that Wednesdays generally had the most expensive airline tickets, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

❓ How do I find the cheapest flight to Cologne?

✔️ The price of flights to Cologne can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Bagging a cheap flight to Cologne is easier if you have some flexibility with your departure and arrival dates, while your selection of airports and airlines can also impact ticket prices. To find the best deals, try changing your search criteria to accommodate alternate dates and terminals. ebookers offers big discounts, a huge selection of airlines, and an easy-to-use booking platform, making it easy to find the perfect flight to Cologne, no matter whether you’re traveling for business, looking for a quick getaway or planning a family vacation. So, window or aisle?

❓ What are the top airlines that fly to Cologne?

✔️ If you’re looking to book a flight to Cologne, you’ll discover a number of great airlines to choose from, including Eurowings, British Airways, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa. ebookers makes it easy to compare flights to see which airline best suits your needs, ensuring that you can stretch your dollar further and get the most out of your time in the sky.

❓ Can I cancel my flight to Cologne with ebookers?

✔️ We get it: life happens, plans change, and you need to change with them. If you need to change or cancel your flight to Cologne, you can reach out to ebookers through the customer service portal, where you’ll also find useful trip-related help covering everything from flights and rental cars to activities and hotels.

❓ How do i search for a flexible flight to Cologne?

✔️ To get the most out of ebookers flexible flights option, use the drop-down menu on the ‘Flights’ page. This menu can be found by clicking on the ‘Advanced options’ button. From here, you can customize your search parameters to find your perfect flight. After searching for your flight, you can also compare prices on surrounding dates by clicking on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link at the top of your search results.

Cologne Flight Information

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Destination Airport IATA Code CGN
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Eurowings, British Airways, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa
Flight Price £171
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Which Airlines Fly To Cologne?

Eurowings, British Airways, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa


Cologne When to Go

Summer is Cologne’s busy season, with daytime highs averaging in the low to mid-70s. August in particular is a prime time, when highs reach into the 70s and the city sees minimal rainfall. Late spring (May) and early fall (September and October) also offer pleasant conditions.

The people of Cologne appreciate a party, which means the city’s festivals are plentiful—and exuberant. Spring and summer are jam-packed with events, including Art Cologne and Summerjam, Europe’s largest reggae festival.

Aficionados of hoppy brew will delight in Cologne’s annual Oktoberfest, which serves up a wild celebration for two weeks, from late September through early October. Expect lots of lederhosen and frauleins dressed in traditional Bavarian dirndl dresses, pumping oompah bands, chilled brews delivered icy cold in steins, plus doughy pretzels, sausages, apple strudel, and pork knuckles.

One of Germany’s warmest cities, Cologne delivers relatively mild winters (with temps ranging from 41 to 44). And the festivals continue with the months-long Cologne Carnival, one of Europe’s biggest street festivals, officially commencing on November 11th at 11 minutes past 11 a.m.

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