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Travel Information from Cologne to Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $162
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $38 (€32) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $38 (€32) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by bus, flight or train to Milan from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cologne to Milan.

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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
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Milan, Italy if I’m coming from Cologne, Germany?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Milan, Italy is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Milan from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Milan, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 11/30/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Milan from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Italy?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Italy?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 11/30/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Milan.

How do I reach Milan from Cologne?

There are 3 ways to get from Cologne to Milan: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Milan from Cologne is by taking a flight, which costs on average $38 (€32).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

A flight is generally $10 (€8) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $48 (€40) from Cologne to Milan.

A flight is $124 (€103) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Milan costing on average $162 (€135).

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Milan?

The quickest way to travel to Milan from Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Milan by bus can take on average 12 h 40 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 38 min   on average.

How far is Milan from Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 391 miles (630 km) between Cologne and Milan.

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Milan?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Milan is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Cologne to Milan, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Milan?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Milan at Milano Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Milan?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Cologne to Milan with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Milan tickets for $48 (€40) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Milan from Cologne by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $38 (€32) with Malta Air from Cologne to Milan.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Milan with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $162 (€135) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Milan.
Is it possible to travel directly to Milan from Cologne?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Malta Air.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Milan from Cologne ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Milan don't make Milan their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Milan are Rome, Paris or Naples, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Milan to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Milan one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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 costs $48 (€40) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $38 (€32) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $162 (€135) one way.

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.