The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Milan to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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8 h 44 m
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It's difficult to get from Milan to Cologne without transferring at least once.
|Distance||391 miles (630 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 44 min|
|Average train ticket price||$125 (€111)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train providers||FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Milan to Cologne cover the 391 miles (630 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 44 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $90 (€80), but the average price of train tickets is $125 (€111). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Milan and Cologne from $90 (€80). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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.
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.
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 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.
When departing from Milan, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Milano Centrale, Milano Porta Garibaldi and Milano Rogoredo. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln/Bonn Flughafen and Köln Messe/Deutz.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Milano Centrale, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.
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