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from Bolzano to Cologne

You can get from Bolzano to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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Oct 25
$58Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 26
$86Deutsche Bahn
$47Flixbus
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Oct 29
$74Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 30
$173Deutsche Bahn
$80Flixbus
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Oct 31
$123Deutsche Bahn
$51Flixbus
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Nov 1
$58Deutsche Bahn
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Nov 2
$58Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
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$58Deutsche Bahn
$62Flixbus

Travel Information from Bolzano to Cologne

distanceDistance365 miles (589 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $174
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€36) • 13 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $57 (€47) • 9 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 365 miles (589 km) to Cologne from Bolzano. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 9 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Bolzano to Cologne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Bolzano, Italy to Cologne, Germany?

International travel from Bolzano, Italy to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Italy?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if traveling from Bolzano?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Bolzano to Cologne.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Bolzano, Italy from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Bolzano, Italy from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Bolzano, Italy from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bolzano from Cologne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Bolzano, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Bolzano from Cologne here.

What are the ways to get from Bolzano to Cologne?

There are 3 travel options from Bolzano to Cologne: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Bolzano is by taking a bus, which costs on average $44 (€36).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $130 (€107) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $174 (€143) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $13 (€11) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $57 (€47) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Bolzano to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Bolzano is by train with an average travel time of 9 h 31 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 13 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

How far is Cologne from Bolzano?

The distance from Bolzano to Cologne is approximately 365 miles (589 km).

How many services a day are there to Cologne from Bolzano?

The average frequency per day from Bolzano to Cologne is:

  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Bolzano to Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Bolzano and in Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bolzano to Cologne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Bolzano, Via Alto Adige and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Bolzano to Cologne most often leave from Bolzano-Bozen and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bolzano to Cologne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bolzano to Cologne:

  • You can go to Cologne from Bolzano by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $44 (€36) with Flixbus from Bolzano to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Bolzano to Cologne with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Bolzano to Cologne tickets for $174 (€143) on Omio.
  • You can go to Cologne from Bolzano by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $57 (€47) with Deutsche Bahn from Bolzano to Cologne on Omio.
Can I travel directly from Bolzano to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Bolzano to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.

Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bolzano to Cologne?
Your trip from Bolzano to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Bolzano to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
How far in advance should I book my Bolzano to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Bolzano to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $44 (€36) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $174 (€143) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $57 (€47) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Bolzano to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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