How to travel from Milan to Cologne

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Travel Information between Milan and Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $73
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€38) • 12 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $46 (€40) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by bus, flight or train between Milan and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Milan to Cologne.

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from Milan to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Milan to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
11:40PM13h25
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
01:05PMKöln, Flughafen
$561One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:40PM13h25
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
01:05PMKöln, Flughafen
$561One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa Cityline
12:45PM3h05
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
03:50PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$3651One-way
1 transfer
Other options
FlixBus
04:30PM13h40
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
06:10AMKöln, Flughafen
$671One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:30AM14h00
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
09:30PMKöln, Flughafen
$861One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
07:00PM18h45
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
01:45PMCologne Hbf
$851One-way
1 transfer
AnadoluJet
12:45PM10h55
Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY)
11:40PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$4091One-way
1 transfer
AnadoluJet
12:45PM22h15
Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY)
11:00AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$4091One-way
1 transfer
Helvetic Airways
05:55AM3h20
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
09:15AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$8411One-way
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Milan to Cologne

Find the best trip to Cologne from Milan with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, Eurowings and Trenitalia! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Trenitalia is the national railway of Italy, providing a comprehensive network of trains across the country including trains from Milan to Cologne. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Frecciabianca, as well as regional and intercity services. Frecciarossa trains are the fastest, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, while Frecciargento and Frecciabianca offer a more leisurely journey. Passengers can choose from a range of ticket types, including Economy, Standard, and Business Class. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and a range of food and beverage options. Popular routes include Milan to Rome, Venice to Florence, and Naples to Bari.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a travel and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct travel to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Milan to Cologne

        FAQs: Travel to Cologne 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 Milan to Cologne.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel between Milan and Cologne including taking a bus, flight or train.

        The cheapest way to travel from Milan to Cologne is a bus with an average price of $44 (€38).

        This is compared to other travel options from Milan to Cologne:

        A bus is $2 (€2) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Milan to Cologne costing on average $46 (€40).

        Taking a bus costs $29 (€25) less than taking a train, which costs on average $73 (€63) for the same trip.

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

        There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 12 h 55 min of travel time.

        Taking a train requires on average 10 h 5 min of travel time.

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

        The average frequency per day from Milan to Cologne is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Milan and 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:

          • Buses most often depart from Milan at Milano, Milan Linate Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
          • Flights mostly depart from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.
          • Trains mostly depart from Milan Centrale and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

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

          • You can take a bus from Milan to Cologne with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $44 (€38) with FlixBus from Milan to Cologne.
          • You can go to Cologne from Milan by plane with Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, TUIfly, Air Dolomiti, Smartwings, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Alitalia or Eurowings Europe. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $46 (€40) with Eurowings from Milan to Cologne on Omio.
          • You can travel by train from Milan to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia or FlixTrain, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Milan to Cologne tickets for $73 (€63) on Omio.

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

          • Direct bus with FlixBus.
          • Direct flight with.
          • Direct train with.

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

          Your trip from Milan to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main to your Milan to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
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