How to travel from Cologne to Milan

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from Cologne to Milan

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

Our recommendation
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To get from Cologne to Milan on Oct 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:53AMCologne Hbf9h57 06:50PMMilan Centrale
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1661One-way
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03:49AMCologne Hbf11h28 03:17PMMilan Centrale
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1491One-way
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10:53AMCologne Hbf9h57 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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05:48AMCologne Hbf9h29 03:17PMMilan Centrale
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1651One-way
06:53AMCologne Hbf9h57 04:50PMMilan Centrale
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1721One-way

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Travel Information between Cologne and Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$75 - $302
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $75 (€72) • 12 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $302 (€290) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or FlixTrain

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Cologne and Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $75 (€72). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Malta Air or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Milan.

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FAQs

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

Can travelers from Germany enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Milan from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Milan, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 10/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Milan.

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Milan restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Milan?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 10/4/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Milan from Cologne. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Milan is by taking a bus with an average price of $75 (€72).

This is compared to other travel options to Milan:

Taking a bus is usually $227 (€218) less than taking a flight to Milan, which costs on average $302 (€290) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $19 (€18) less than taking a train to Milan, which costs on average $94 (€90) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Milan from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Milan can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 44 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 391 miles (630 km) from Cologne to Milan.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Milan is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Milan at Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Flights mostly depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Milan at Milano Centrale.

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

  • You can go to Milan from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $75 (€72) with Flixbus from Cologne to Milan on Omio.
  • You can go to Milan from Cologne by plane with Malta Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $302 (€290) with Malta Air from Cologne to Milan on Omio.
  • You can go to Milan from Cologne by train with FlixTrain. You'll see cheap train tickets for $94 (€90) with FlixTrain from Cologne to Milan on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Milan? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Milan usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you're looking to explore Rome, Paris or Naples from Milan, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Cologne to Milan, 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 $75 (€72) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $302 (€290) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $94 (€90) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Milan 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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