The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cologne to Bologna will cost around $ 128 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 124.
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11 h 32 m
11 h 56 m
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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Bologna without transferring at least once.
|Distance||488 miles (787 km)|
|Average train duration||11 h 32 min|
|Average train ticket price||$108 (€87)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Bologna cover the 488 miles (787 km) long route taking on average 11 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $108 (€87), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $87 (€70). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
You can travel by train from Cologne to Bologna with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $87 (€70). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Travel 488 miles (787 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Cologne and Bologna. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Cologne and Bologna on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Cologne and Bologna you can pay as low as $87 (€70).
Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Cologne and Bologna are the following:
Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Bologna closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Italy to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/21/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Bologna.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bologna Centrale and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Bologna.
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