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Overview: Train from Cologne to Athens

distanceDistance879 miles (1417 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Cologne to Athens cover the 879 miles (1417 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne and arrive in Athens.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Cologne to Athens?

Travel by train between Cologne, Italy and Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Athens from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Greece from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 13/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Cologne to Athens closer to your date of departure here.

What restrictions are there on reentering Italy from Athens, Greece?

Return travel from Greece to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Athens?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Athens?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 18/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Athens.

What is the distance between Cologne and Athens via train?

The train distance from Cologne to Athens is around 879 miles (1417 km).

When travelling by train from Cologne to Athens, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Athens do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cologne   and arrive in Athens.

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Athens? Where is the Athens train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Cologne and need to travel around 0.4 miles (707 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Athens most often arrive at Athens and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from this train station to the city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Athens
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Cologne. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cologne for your trip from Cologne to Athens.

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