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Jan 22
$79Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information to Cologne from Florence

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$67 - $208
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $67 (€56) • 13 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $208 (€174) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 533 miles (859 km) to Cologne from Florence. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $67 (€56). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Florence to Cologne.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Florence, Italy and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel between Florence, Italy and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 1/17/22. 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 Florence and Cologne.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Florence, Italy from Cologne, Germany?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Florence, 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 Florence from Cologne?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Florence, 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 1/15/22. 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 Florence from Cologne here.

What are the ways to get from Florence to Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Florence and Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $67 (€56) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is generally $12 (€10) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $79 (€66) from Florence to Cologne.

Taking a train is usually $140 (€117) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $208 (€174) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Florence and Cologne?

The fastest way from Florence to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 13 h 28 min.

What is the distance from Florence to Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 533 miles (859 km) between Florence and Cologne.

When traveling to Cologne from Florence, what are the departure and arrival points in Florence and Cologne?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Florence at Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights mostly leave from Florence Peretola Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Florence to Cologne most often leave from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Florence to Cologne?

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Florence by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $79 (€66) with Flixbus from Florence to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel from Florence to Cologne by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $208 (€174) with Eurowings from Florence to Cologne.
  • You can go to Cologne from Florence by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $67 (€56) with Deutsche Bahn from Florence to Cologne on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Florence to Cologne?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Florence to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Florence and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my Florence to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Florence to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $79 (€66) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $208 (€174) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $67 (€56) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Florence to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.