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Overview: Train from Cologne to Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£92 (€106)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Milan cover the 391 miles (630 km) long route taking on average 8 h 45 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £65, but the average price of train tickets is £92. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Milan

Travel to Milan from Cologne from £65 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Cologne and Milan. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: £65

These are Deutsche Bahn 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Cologne and Milan:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Milan

Travel by train to Milan 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 Cologne to Milan.
FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Milan, Italy allowed?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Milan, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 Milan, Italy?

All travellers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Milan as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Milan, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Milan?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

The government of Germany 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 27/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Milan.

How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Milan cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Cologne and Milan to cost as little as £65  in the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets to Milan from Cologne?

If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cologne to Milan train prices are on average £92  one way.

What is the distance by train from Cologne to Milan?

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

How many hours does it take from Cologne to Milan by train?

The train time between Cologne and Milan is on average 8 h 45 min  for the 391 miles (630 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Milan from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Milan?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Milan, you can end your journey in train stations like Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Milano Centrale   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Milan?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Milano Centrale, located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre.

What train companies go from Cologne to Milan?

When taking a train from Cologne to Milan, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Milan. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cologne to Milan and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains per day are there from Cologne to Milan?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Cologne to Milan. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Cologne to Milan? When is the last train from Cologne to Milan?

The first Cologne to Milan train departs at 04: 53   and the last train from Cologne to Milan leaves at 06: 10. Check out the most up-to-date Cologne to Milan train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book Cologne to Milan train tickets to get the best deals?

You can find a train to Milan from Cologne to cost on average £92 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Milan train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Milan
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Milan.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB