How to travel from Rome to Cologne

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Travel Information between Rome and Cologne

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$48 - $762
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $48 (€41) • 21 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€65) • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Frecciarossa

Travel 676 miles (1090 km) by train, bus or flight to Cologne from Rome. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Frecciarossa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Cologne.

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from Rome to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
flight

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

Smartwings
09:00PM2h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
11:00PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$1041One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Smartwings
09:00PM2h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
11:00PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$1041One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Smartwings
09:00PM2h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
11:00PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$1041One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
09:00PM25h10
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:10PMKöln, Flughafen
$1351One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
05:00PM22h45
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
03:45PMKöln, Flughafen
$1541One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
01:05PM23h30
Rome
12:35PMKöln, Flughafen
$1861One-way
1 transfer
AnadoluJet
12:30PM11h25
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
11:55PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$3741One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
03:30PM3h30
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
07:00PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$6091One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
10:50AM8h10
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
07:00PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$6091One-way
1 transfer

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Find the best route between Rome and Cologne with Lufthansa, Ryanair and SWISS. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    Swiss is Switzerland’s leading airline and offers Economy and Business ticket fares for your next travel from Rome to Cologne.

      FAQs: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Cologne.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel from Rome to Cologne including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel from Rome to Cologne is a bus with an average price of $48 (€41).

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

      A bus is $28 (€24) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $75 (€65) from Rome to Cologne.

      Taking a bus costs $715 (€616) less than taking a train, which costs on average $762 (€657) for the same trip.

      The fastest way from Rome to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h.

      There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 21 h 25 min of travel time.

      Getting to Cologne by train takes 25 h 40 min on average.

      Cologne is approximately 676 miles (1090 km) away from Rome.

      The average frequency per day from Rome to Cologne is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 2 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Rome to Cologne as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Most travelers board their bus from Rome, Termini (G) and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Rome to Cologne depart from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.
      • Most travelers take a train from Rome Termini to Cologne Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Rome to Cologne:

      • FlixBus or Itabus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Rome to Cologne for $48 (€41) on Omio.
      • Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, Lufthansa, TUIfly, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Smartwings, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings Europe or SWISS can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Rome to Cologne for $75 (€65) on Omio.
      • Frecciarossa can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Frecciarossa from Rome to Cologne for $762 (€657) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Rome to Cologne with the following travel companies:

      • You can take a direct bus with.
      • You can take a direct flight with Smartwings.
      • You can travel directly by train with.

      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 route.

      Omio customers who travel from Rome to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
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