How to travel from Cologne to Milan

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Travel Information from Cologne to Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$44 - $387
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€38) • 12 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $46 (€40) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 391 miles (630 km) between Cologne and Milan. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Milan.

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from Cologne to Milan

How to get from Cologne to Milan by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Cologne to Milan is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
11:15PM13h55
Köln, Flughafen
01:10PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
$991One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:15PM13h55
Köln, Flughafen
01:10PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
$991One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Smartwings
06:50PM1h25
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
08:15PMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
$1981One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
04:14PM19h21
Cologne Hbf
11:35AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
$1461One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
06:40PM12h30
Köln, Flughafen
07:10AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
$1561One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:40PM20h25
Köln, Flughafen
10:05AMLinate, Aeroporto di Milano-Linate
$1381One-way
2 transfers
Lufthansa Cityline
07:30PM3h50
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
11:20PMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
$2691One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
06:25PM4h55
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
11:20PMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
$2691One-way
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
08:25PM13h05
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
09:30AMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
$2701One-way
1 transfer

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Find the best trip from Cologne to Milan with Omio's travel partners Eurowings, Deutsche Bahn and Ryanair! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Cologne and Milan. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class or Business Class for your next travel to Milan from Cologne.

        FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Milan

        FAQs: Travel to Milan 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 Cologne to Milan.
        FAQs

        You can get from Cologne to Milan 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Milan from Cologne is a bus with an average price of $44 (€38).

        This is compared to other travel options from Cologne to Milan:

        A bus is $2 (€2) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $46 (€40) from Cologne to Milan.

        A bus is $343 (€297) less than a train with an average ticket price of $387 (€335) from Cologne to Milan.

        The quickest way to travel to Milan from Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes 12 h 30 min on average.

        Train takes on average 8 h 45 min.

        Milan is approximately 391 miles (630 km) away from Cologne.

        The average frequency per day from Cologne to Milan is:

        • 4 trains a day.

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

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

        • Buses mostly depart from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Milano, Milan Linate Airport.
        • Flights mostly depart from Cologne Bonn Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Cologne Hbf and tend to arrive in Milan Centrale.

        The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Milan:

        • FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Milan by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Cologne to Milan for $44 (€38) on Omio.
        • Travel with Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, TUIfly, Air Dolomiti, Smartwings, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Air Baltic, Alitalia or airmax for flights to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Cologne to Milan tickets on Omio for $46 (€40).
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia or FlixTrain for trains to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Milan tickets on Omio for $387 (€335).

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

        • You'll find direct buses with FlixBus.
        • You'll find direct flights with Eurowings.
        • You'll find direct trains with.

        Direct services to Milan 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 route.

        Your trip from Cologne to Milan doesn't have to end in Milan. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence or Como. If you’d like to add Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence or Como to your Cologne to Milan tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Milan today!
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