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Cheap flights to Cologne, Germany

Cheap flights to Cologne

Most popular in July High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $488 Price for this month
Cheapest price $374 From New York to Cologne

Cheapest Prices for Cologne flights by month

January
$523
February
$630
March
$650
April
$750
May
$706
June
$942
July
$1040
August
$755
September
$723
October
$773
November
$488
December
$696
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Cologne. At this moment in time July 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.
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$1186
$862
$539
Price
$539 - $1354
Temperature
42.8 - 75.2 °F
Rainfall
1.02 - 1.81 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to Cologne, but there are other times where great deals are available. July tends to be the warmest period in Cologne so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. July is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book flights to Cologne?

The best time to book flights to Cologne is 46 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Cologne?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Cologne trip. A flight at noon will more often than not be of higher cost.

As soon as you step off your flight to Cologne, you’ll have no choice but to be absolutely absorbed in the rich history of the country, and the beautiful architecture that lines the city’s streets. Around every corner is another color 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, postwar 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, when you book a flight to Cologne.

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Cologne climate

The seasonal temperature here makes booking a flight to Cologne a diverse and unique experience no matter when you go. If you come in the winter, you’ll experience temperatures in the 40s, fewer sunny days, and a bit more rainfall. Summer brings the heat, with a typical rainy spell in June. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall usually stay mild and temperate, with less showers or extreme hot or cold.

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Best Time to Fly to Cologne

The best time to book flights to Cologne is in May, when the sun is shining, days are long, and rainfall is kept at a minimum. You’ll be able to walk through the city and see everything without extreme heat or cold, making outdoor excursions easily spontaneous.

Peak Season: 

The warmer months between May and August are the most convenient times to really enjoy being outside in the city, so if you’re looking to explore on foot, book flights to Cologne. Be careful to choose dates on the bookends of this season though, because rainfall becomes more frequent in the middle.

Off Peak: 

Although winter is known as Cologne’s quieter season due to the cold temperatures and increased rainfall, it’s easier to find deals on accommodations and cheap flights to Cologne if you travel during the off season. Be sure to pack warm clothing and an umbrella.

 

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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 orange 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.   

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Cologne Travel Information

Museum Ludwig: With the long list of museums and cultural establishments you’ll have to pick from when you book a flight to Cologne, this place should be at the top. An awesome collection of contemporary art, Museum Ludwig starts its exception aesthetic impressions from the outside in. Its jarring façade and wavy roof line is a piece of artwork all on its own. Inside, European and Postmodern art hang from every wall, as well as shining examples of American Pop Art kings like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. From avant-garde to German expressionism, to the wonderful and unlikely musing of Picasso, this place has it all.

Kolner Dom (Cologne Cathedral): For religious enthusiasts planning flights to Cologne, you should make sure to check out the Kolner Dom (Cologne Cathedral). Known as the spiritual and geographical heart of the city, the Kolner Dom is also the largest cathedral in the entire country. Mysteriously untouched throughout WWII even though its neighborhood was demolished, the structure is subject to quite a bit of legend. As the story goes, Allied forces refused to bomb the church because they used it as a landmark when bombing other areas of the city. Whether that’s true or not, we’re happy it’s still around.

Museum Festival: For the perfect way to see all of the museums offered on your travel to Cologne, take advantage of the sporadic Museum Festival days, when every single museum in the city opens its doors to take part in the day-long, large-scale rotation of museums. Shuttle buses to and from every establishment leave on the hour (and on the 90 minute mark), so getting to and from each one is easy. Extra lectures and guided visits at each place are the best ways to see it all – especially in smaller, lesser known ones like the Carnival Museum and the Chocolate Museum.

Nightlife: Anyone on a flight to Cologne wants to experience that German nightlife, always known for dipping into sunrise. Cologne is no exception to its German siblings like Berlin and Munich. Here, though it’s not just about three-story clubs with house jams and techno beats: Nightlife in Cologne is a much broader subject, covering performing art as exquisitely as a pub crawl. With a huge emphasis on punk rock and exhibitionism, live music and live art are around every corner – just pick up a copy of the Kolner, which will answer all of your “when and where” questions.

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Airport for Cologne

Cheap flights to Cologne, Germany