Flights to Cologne

A cultural hotspot nestled in the heart of western Germany, Cologne is known for its magical Christmas markets, its 86 diverse neighbourhoods and its easygoing attitude.

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Descend on an architectural wonder

Fly direct from London Heathrow to Cologne with British Airways and you can enjoy the sights before you’ve even touched down.

As you approach the city along the Rhine, you’ll see glimpses of its gothic architecture as well as the striking Hohenzollern Bridge, one of Cologne’s most iconic landmarks. Once you’ve landed, discover the city’s 2000 years of history and cool cultural credentials on a trip that ticks all the boxes.

Begin your visit by stopping by the main attraction, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral. Known locally as Kolner Dom, it’s the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and took over 600 years to build. If you’ve got a head for heights, climb its steep staircases for a memorable view over Cologne. Take it easy afterwards with a leisurely stroll along the Rhine to check out the thriving riverside food scene, before a stein or two in the Altstadt.

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Flight time

1 hr 15 mins

Time zone

GMT +1



Cologne flight FAQs

A direct flight from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn Airport takes around one hour and 15 minutes.

As many visitors head to Cologne in the summertime and in December for the Christmas markets, you may find that flights are cheapest in early and late winter. To find the cheapest flights to Cologne, use our low fare finder.

Staying, travelling and dining in Cologne won’t break the bank and the city caters well for every budget. Thankfully, many of Cologne’s highlights are free to explore, so you can soak up its culture, history and green spaces without spending a euro. Enjoy some peace and quiet at the city’s Flora and Botanical Garden, home to around 12,000 plant species, or head west to the Ehrenfeld neighbourhood to discover its vibrant street art. Plus, you can take in one of the best views of the city for free, thanks to the Cologne Triangle building’s viewing platform – it overlooks the cathedral and the Rhine.

Once you've landed at Cologne Bonn Airport, it’s a 15-minute journey to the city centre either by cab or on the S-Bahn. Cologne’s well set up with a regular tram and bus service – and thanks to over 900 cycle routes across the city, it’s easy to explore the sights by bicycle.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Cologne has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Founded by the Romans, with Medieval architecture at every turn, Cologne is brimming with history. See an extensive collection of religious art at the Schnutgen Museum inside the Romanesque St Cecilia’s Church, or discover what life was like in Cologne from the Middle Ages onwards at the Kolnische Stadtmuseum, housed in a former Medieval armoury.

Alongside the city’s historic credentials, Cologne has a contemporary side to explore. Head to the harbour district of Rheinauhafen, where modern design and architecture have transformed the banks of the Rhine. Here you can browse its galleries before drinking, dining and living it up in one of Cologne’s hottest spots.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.


Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

Euro traveller


Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

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