Thinking of visiting Cologne? Here’s some essential information you should know before booking your cheap flights from London to Cologne.
How to get to London Stansted airport
You’ll find plenty of choices when deciding how to get to London Stansted Airport (STN). The National Express coach is about a two-hour journey from the city centre and London’s underground railway will bring you to the airport in roughly 90 minutes. The quickest way to get to Stansted though is by taking the Stansted Express train from central London. It’s just over 45 minutes to the airport from Liverpool Street station. If you want to drive to the airport ahead of your flights from London to Cologne you’ll find there are short-stay, mid-stay and long-stay parking options available at the airport.
London Stansted Airport: Overview
Stansted has one main terminal where all the boarding gates are located in satellite buildings around the terminal. The airport can be very busy so make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to pass through security. Once you’re through to the terminal you will find lots of cafés, bars and restaurants if you’re in need of some refreshments before you fly from London to Cologne. There’s also a number of shops for any last-minute essentials.
Cologne Bonn Airport: Overview
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) has two terminals and Ryanair operates out of Terminal 2. The terminal is directly connected to Cologne/Bonn Airport railway station where you can link up with the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed line. The Regional Express line RE6 connects the airport to Düsseldorf Main Station via Cologne Main Station and Neuss Main Station every hour. There are local bus routes available too which connect to Cologne and other German cities. If you plan on renting a car for your trip check out the great deals on Ryanair Car Hire and use the A59 motorway to get to central Cologne in about 20 minutes.
What to expect on arrival in Cologne
Cologne is the perfect destination for a city break. This charming German city is great for shopping and visiting iconic sights all while in the company of Cologne’s famously friendly locals. There are lots of cool museums, galleries and attractions to visit once your flights from London to Cologne have landed. Cologne Cathedral should be top of your list of things to see – it has been the symbol of the city for centuries. It is one of very few buildings in Cologne to survive World War II (relatively) unharmed. After that, the Belgian Quarter of the city is perfect for shopping, with loads of designer boutiques and a varied collection of cafés and restaurants. And you can’t go to Cologne without experiencing their legendary Brauhaus culture. Learn more about Cologne on Try Somewhere New.
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From London to Cologne: Practical Information
Cologne is probably the warmest city in Germany. July and August are the hottest months of the year with temperatures reaching 24°C during the day. January and February are the coldest months with lows of 5°C during the day and temperatures plummeting into the minus figures at night. When you fly from London to Cologne you should prepare for rain too, as it’s pretty common year round.
Cologne is very well connected by public transport. You can go anywhere in the city using the tram, subway, bus and suburban train lines. Pick up a Köln WelcomeCard and you’ll have unlimited use of public transport for 24 hours, plus exclusive discounts on tours, sights and other activities.
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Don’t forget to change your pounds into euros before your flights from London to Cologne and make sure to pack a travel adaptor so you can charge your electrical devices during your stay.
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