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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.

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.

Cologne flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Cologne?

We have regular flights to Cologne departing from London with an average flight time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Cologne?

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.

Is Cologne cheap to visit?

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.

Is it easy to get around Cologne?

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.

Why visit Cologne?

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.

Why fly British Airways to Cologne?

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.

Cologne Travel Essentials

Flight time

1 hr 15 mins

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