Milan to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Cheapest

145

Average

145

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.

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11:20AMMilan Centrale8h45 08:05PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
1451One-way

Train schedule from Milan to Cologne

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11:20AMMilan Centrale8h45 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Milan to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Fastest Journey

8 h 45 m

Average

8 h 45 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

630 km

It's difficult to get from Milan to Cologne without transferring at least once.

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11:20AMMilan Centrale8h45 08:05PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
1451One-way

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Overview: Train from Milan to Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$201 (€196)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Milan to Cologne cover the 391 miles (630 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 45 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $201 (€196), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $149 (€145). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from Milan to Cologne trains

For as little as $149 (€145) you can travel by train between Milan and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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ÖBB Nightjet

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Milan to Cologne train.

  • Average Price: $149

One of the best ways to travel to Cologne from Milan is by taking a train with ÖBB Nightjet. Omio helps you find the ideal ÖBB Nightjet train to Cologne from Milan by showing you ÖBB Nightjet current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Milan to Cologne route. You can expect to travel 391 miles (630 km) between Milan and Cologne on a train with ÖBB Nightjet. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Cologne from Milan, you can check straight away if the ÖBB Nightjet ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your ÖBB Nightjet train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Cologne from Milan!


    Trains from Milan to Cologne: Connection information

    The rail link between Milan and Cologne is provided by Deutsche Bahn AG (DB). The first train of the day to Cologne departs from Milan Central around 7:23 and arrives at Köln Hbf around 17:05, taking 9 hours and 42 hours of travel and making a change. While the last train leaves Milan Porta Garibaldi around 00:39 to arrive at Köln Hbf around 13:05, after 12:26 hours making three changes. It is always necessary to make at least one change travelling between Milan and Cologne by train as there is no direct line. The journey time ranges from about 8 hours and 40 minutes to a maximum of 15 hours with three changes. During the weekend there are no changes to the schedules, the trains always travel from 7:30 to 00:30. about

    More information on connections in Cologne - Milan train.

    Trains from Milan

    There are two railway stations from which trains leave for Cologne, Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi, and they can be reached by public transport connections such as buses, subways and taxis. To reach Milano Centrale station you can take the M2 and M3 underground lines or bus n. 1. To reach Porta Garibaldi you can also use the M2 and M3 lines of the underground and buses n. 2 and 37. During the night, direct to Central Station there is the NM3 and Porta Garibaldi the NM2.

    Trains for Cologne

    Trains from Milan arrive at Köln Hbf or Köln Messe/Deutz, located on the opposite bank of the Rhine River. There are KVB buses to get around.

    Köln is a city in the Rhineland that has ancient origins but was completely rebuilt after the bombings of World War II. In Cologne there is a famous carnival during which people dance and sing in disguise through the streets of the city.


    Deutsche Bahn trains from Milan to Cologne

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    Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Milan to Cologne. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

    DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Milan to Cologne and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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    Travel Tips: Trains from Milan to Cologne

    Travel by train 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 Milan to Cologne.
    FAQs

    Travel by train between Milan, Italy and Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.

    Is international entry into Cologne from Milan restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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 9/24/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Milan to Cologne closer to your date of departure here

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Milan is: Unrestricted

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

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

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

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, 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 9/19/22. 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 train to Milan from Cologne here.

    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Milan to Cologne to cost as little as $149 (€145)  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Milan to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $201 (€196)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 391 miles (630 km)  from Milan to Cologne by train.
    The train time between Milan and Cologne is on average 8 h 45 min  for the 391 miles (630 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cologne from Milan by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the train between Milan and Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. Your route can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Milano Centrale   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Milano Centrale, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

    For the best Milan to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Milan to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
    The average number of trains departing Milan for Cologne is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train departing from Milan to Cologne leaves at 9: 20 AM. The last train departing from Milan to Cologne leaves at 9: 10 PM. You can find the latest Milan to Cologne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    You can find trains from Milan to Cologne to cost on average $201 (€196) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Milan to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Milan for your trip to Cologne.
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    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
    Public transit options for Milano Centrale
    Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
    Tram lines: 1
    Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
    Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
    Metro lines: M2, M5
    Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
    Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8

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