The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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8 h 55 m
10 h 4 m
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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Milan without changing at least once.
|Average train duration||9 h 1 min|
|Average train ticket price||£108 (€122)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Milan cover the 391 miles long route taking on average 9 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £76, but the average price of train tickets is £108. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Milano Centrale.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Milan from £76. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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 from Cologne to 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.
Cologne to Milan train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Milan, Italy by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Milan from Cologne as this information can change.
Return travel from Italy to Germany is: Fully open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 08/08/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Milan.
When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey 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.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the train station to the city centre in Milan.
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