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Cheap Flights to Cologne

Popular in December High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price £76 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from £19 From London to Cologne
One-way from £9 One-way flight from London to Cologne
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Cologne related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Cologne along with the rest of Germany. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Germany has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals of Germany, residents who obtained permanent residence before coronavirus (COVID-19), and D-Visa holders. Travelers like diplomats, healthcare professionals, food industry personnel, commuters, US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members, and other specialists who have evidence that they must travel to perform their professional activity may also enter the country. Travelers in transit to their home countries who have no other option and have proven entry requirements for each country may also enter. All arriving travelers must proceed directly to their own homes or other suitable accommodation to self-isolate for 14 days.. If you are looking to book a trip to Cologne and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Cologne flights by month

January
£39
February
£43
March
£43
April
£68
May
£61
June
£57
July
£57
August
£77
September
£55
October
£67
November
£50
December
£85
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Cologne. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Cologne?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - CGN
Price
£39 - £113
CGN
Temperature
6 - 24 °C
CGN
Rainfall
26 - 46 mm
The best time to fly to Cologne is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Cologne, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being July.

When is the best time to book a flight to Cologne?

Booking 55 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Cologne. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cologne?

The cheapest flights to Cologne are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cologne?

Cologne flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

When to book a cheap flight to Cologne

The city’s seasonal temperature makes a holiday in Cologne a diverse and unique experience no matter when you book flights to Cologne. If you visit between December and February, you’ll experience chilly temperatures, whereas, June, July and August are the hottest months, with a typical rainy spell in June. The shoulder seasons (spring and autumn) usually stay mild and temperate, with less showers or extreme hot or cold temperatures, a great time to pick up cheap flights to Cologne and accommodation.

The warmer months between May and August are the most convenient times to really enjoy being outside in the city and a great time to book flights to Cologne. The sun will be shining, days are long, and rainfall levels are at a minimum, making it easy to explore the city on foot. Be careful to choose dates on the bookends of this season though, because rainfall becomes more frequent in the middle.

If you plan of visiting Cologne during one of its hottest months, July, be sure not to miss Kölner Lichter, which transforms the city into a magnificent sea of colours through Germany’s biggest high-altitude fireworks display. Thousands of visitors come to watch this spectacular show, whether from the banks of the river Rhine or on board one of the many river cruises where you can also enjoy some delicious food.

Winter is known as Cologne’s quieter season due to the cold temperatures and increased rainfall, it is therefore easier to find cheap flights to Cologne and deals on accommodation during this period. Be sure to pack warm clothing and an umbrella if you travel at this time. Bear in mind that there is a couple of exceptions to this quieter season, including Christmas, New Year and Carnival. Carnival takes place in February, with a number of events, including Women’s Carnival Day, Rose Monday and Ash Wednesday. The streets come alive during this colourful event, with parades, fancy dress gatherings, masked balls, performances and much more.

City overview

As soon as you step off your flight to Cologne, you’ll have no choice but to be absolutely absorbed in the rich history and the beautiful architecture that lines the city’s streets. Around every corner is another colour or majestic, towering establishment, and across the street is usually its counterpart – equally beautiful and just as intriguing. 

There is no shortage of diversity here. Ancient Roman walls, post-war buildings, and medieval churches complete the perfect cityscape in Germany’s fourth-largest city. Once you’re done seeing the sights and absorbing the classic air of German history, head to one of the beer halls, which are said to rival those in Bavaria. Whether you’re looking for art, sports, nightlife, beer, or authentic cuisine, you’ll find all of it here.

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Getting around Cologne

Buses and trams can take you all over Cologne. Save some money by purchasing a day pass or group pass at one of the ticket machines. Don’t forget to validate it after you board. Taxis are plentiful, and you can either hail them on the street or call ahead for one. Renting a bike can be a cheap and convenient way to get around as well.    

Getting from the airport

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is the main airport which serves the Cologne. It is just over 9 miles (15 km) from the city.

 

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