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from Milan to Cologne

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

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To get from Milan to Cologne on Aug 7 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:40AMMilan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h20 08:00AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3781One-way
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06:40AMMilan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h20 08:00AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3781One-way
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10:00AMMilan Linate Airport3h25 01:25PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$4721One-way

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Fri
Aug 6
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$100Flixbus
$330Malta Air
Sat
Aug 7
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$100Flixbus
$330Malta Air
Sun
Aug 8
Find prices
$100Flixbus
$274Malta Air
Mon
Aug 9
$169Deutsche Bahn
$81Flixbus
$198Malta Air
Tue
Aug 10
$169Deutsche Bahn
$65Flixbus
$219Air Dolomiti
Wed
Aug 11
$138Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$387Malta Air
Thu
Aug 12
$207Deutsche Bahn
$81Flixbus
$219Air Dolomiti
Fri
Aug 13
Find prices
$100Flixbus
$233Malta Air
Sat
Aug 14
$267Deutsche Bahn
$81Flixbus
$198Malta Air
Sun
Aug 15
$287Deutsche Bahn
$81Flixbus
$104Malta Air
Mon
Aug 16
$169Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$122Malta Air
Tue
Aug 17
$169Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$104Malta Air
Wed
Aug 18
$138Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$89Malta Air
Thu
Aug 19
$207Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$25Malta Air
Fri
Aug 20
$182Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$46Malta Air
Sat
Aug 21
$169Deutsche Bahn
$69Flixbus
$17Malta Air
Sun
Aug 22
$119Deutsche Bahn
$73Flixbus
$89Malta Air
Mon
Aug 23
$169Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$17Malta Air
Tue
Aug 24
$138Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$46Malta Air
Wed
Aug 25
$100Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$19Malta Air
Thu
Aug 26
$207Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$19Malta Air

Travel Information to Cologne from Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $258
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $43 (€34) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $43 (€34) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air, 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 $43 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Malta Air, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Milan to Cologne.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Cologne, Germany from Milan, Italy?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Milan restricted?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 8/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Milan and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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 8/5/21. 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.

What are the ways to get from Milan to Cologne?

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

How do I get from Milan to Cologne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Cologne is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€34) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a flight is usually $8 (€6) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $50 (€40) for the same trip.

A flight is $216 (€172) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Milan to Cologne costing on average $258 (€206).

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

The quickest way to travel from Milan to 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 Cologne by bus can take on average 13 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 9 h 35 min.

How far is it from Milan to Cologne?

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

Where do I depart from Milan? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

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

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

  • You can travel by plane from Milan to Cologne with Malta Air, and you can find Malta Air Milan to Cologne tickets for $43 (€34) on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus between Milan and Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Milan to Cologne tickets for $50 (€40) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Milan to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Milan to Cologne tickets for $258 (€206) on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Milan and Cologne?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Milan to 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 Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels 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!
When should I purchase a ticket from Milan to Cologne online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $43 (€34) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $50 (€40) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $258 (€206) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Cologne
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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