How to get from Milan to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Milan to Cologne is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||391 miles (630 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$50 - $103|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $50 (€43) • 1 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $50 (€43) • 1 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 391 miles (630 km) by bus, flight or train to Cologne from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $50 (€43). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Milan to Cologne.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $56 (€50). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Milan to Cologne travel.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel to Cologne from Milan.
There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Cologne: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Milan to Cologne is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $50 (€43) compared to other travel options to Cologne:
Taking a flight costs $8 (€7) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $57 (€50) for the same trip.
A flight is $53 (€46) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Milan to Cologne costing on average $103 (€90).
The fastest way to get to Cologne from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.
Other travel options to Cologne take longer:
Bus takes on average 13 h 20 min.
Train takes on average 8 h 40 min.
The Milan to Cologne distance is around 391 miles (630 km).
The average frequency per day from Milan to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Milan to Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Milan to Cologne:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Cologne with the following travel companies:
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 trip.
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