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Overview: Bus from Florence to Cologne

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
durationAverage bus duration23 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$61 (€51)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus

Buses from Florence to Cologne cover the 533 miles (859 km) long route taking on average 23 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $56 (€47), but the average price of bus tickets is $61 (€51). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Bus companies: Travel with FlixBus between Florence and Cologne

Buy your official FlixBus bus tickets from Florence to Cologne from $56 (€47) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Florence and Cologne.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy bus between Florence and Cologne, check Omio for FlixBus buses offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest bus to take for this 533 miles (859 km) route from Florence to Cologne, Omio makes it easier than ever to find FlixBus buses at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book bus tickets online. Check the current FlixBus bus schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Florence and Cologne as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your FlixBus bus on Omio. If you search for buses between Florence and Cologne in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for FlixBus buses from Florence to Cologne starting at $56 (€47), buy your official FlixBus tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Florence to Cologne are the following:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Bus to Cologne from Florence

Take the bus to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Cologne.
FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by bus from Florence, Italy to Cologne, Germany?

Travel by bus between Florence, Italy and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Florence restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Florence?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Florence closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Italy from Germany by bus?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Cologne to Florence is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Germany?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Cologne?

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Florence, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/26/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Florence from Cologne here.

How much are cheap buses to Cologne from Florence?

Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Florence to Cologne to cost as little as $56 (€47)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a bus between Florence and Cologne?

If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Florence to Cologne bus to cost on average $61 (€51)  one way.

How far is Cologne from Florence by bus?

The Florence to Cologne bus distance is approximately 533 miles (859 km).

How many hours is the bus time to Cologne from Florence?

While the time it takes to travel 533 miles (859 km) between Florence and Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Florence to Cologne bus journey time is on average 23 h 30 min.

When traveling by bus from Florence to Cologne, which bus station in Florence do I depart from and which bus station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking the bus between Florence and Cologne, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1, Florence, Viale Filippo Strozzi and Florence, Santa Caterina D'Alessandria. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Where is the Florence bus station located? Where is the Cologne bus station located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Firenze Santa Maria Novella, is located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city center of Florence.

The most popular arrival bus station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center of Cologne.

What bus companies go from Florence to Cologne?

For the best Florence to Cologne bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Florence and Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.

When is the earliest bus from Florence to Cologne? When is the last bus from Florence to Cologne?

You can take the earliest bus from Florence to Cologne at 10: 15 AM   or take the last bus from Florence to Cologne leaving at 9: 00 PM. Look for the latest Florence to Cologne bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.

How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Florence to Cologne to get the best deals?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Florence to Cologne is on average $61 (€51) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets from Florence to Cologne available a few months in advance.