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from Milan to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Cologne on Dec 4 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:10PMMilan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h30 12:40AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$381One-way
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11:10PMMilan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h30 12:40AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$381One-way
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11:20AMMilan Centrale8h13 07:33PMCologne Hbf
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$1261One-way
11:20AMMilan Centrale8h45 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1261One-way
01:20PMMilan Malpensa Airport3h50 05:10PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$2221One-way

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Fri
Dec 3
$239Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$66Eurowings
Sat
Dec 4
$126Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$44Malta Air
Sun
Dec 5
$138Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$27Malta Air
Mon
Dec 6
$126Deutsche Bahn
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$16Malta Air
Tue
Dec 7
$126Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$16Malta Air
Wed
Dec 8
$126Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$16Malta Air
Thu
Dec 9
$126Deutsche Bahn
$109BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
Dec 10
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$85BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
Dec 11
$102Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$12Malta Air
Sun
Dec 12
$198Deutsche Bahn
$54Flixbus
$16Malta Air
Mon
Dec 13
$102Deutsche Bahn
$42Flixbus
$12Malta Air
Tue
Dec 14
$102Deutsche Bahn
$77Flixbus
$16Malta Air
Wed
Dec 15
$102Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$12Malta Air
Thu
Dec 16
$132Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$21Malta Air
Fri
Dec 17
$162Deutsche Bahn
$107BlaBlaCar Bus
$19Malta Air
Sat
Dec 18
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$95BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Dec 19
$230Deutsche Bahn
$101BlaBlaCar Bus
$21Malta Air
Mon
Dec 20
$132Deutsche Bahn
$54Flixbus
$19Malta Air
Tue
Dec 21
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$54Flixbus
$19Malta Air
Wed
Dec 22
$255Deutsche Bahn
$141BlaBlaCar Bus
$19Malta Air
Thu
Dec 23
$276Deutsche Bahn
$96Flixbus
$23Malta Air

Travel Information between Milan and Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $102
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $36 (€30) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $36 (€30) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by flight, bus or train from Milan to 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 $36 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Milan to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Milan, Italy and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel between Milan, 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 Milan?

Conditions of entry into 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

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 12/3/21. 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 Milan and Cologne.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Italy from Cologne, Germany?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy 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 Milan, Italy was last verified on 12/2/21. 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 Milan from Cologne.

How do I travel from Milan to Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way from Milan to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Milan is by taking a flight, which costs on average $36 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a flight is usually $12 (€10) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $48 (€40) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $66 (€55) less than taking a train, which costs on average $102 (€85) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Milan to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 13 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 8 h 13 min.

What is the distance between Milan and Cologne?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Cologne is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Milan to Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Milan to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Milan to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Milan to Cologne tickets on Omio for $36 (€30).
  • Flixbus can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Milan to Cologne for $48 (€40).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Milan to Cologne tickets on Omio for $102 (€85).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Milan to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Milan to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Milan to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Milan to Cologne online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $36 (€30) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $48 (€40) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $102 (€85) one way on average.

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