Milan to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£150

Average

£150

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.

Cheapest
11:20Milan Centrale8h45 20:05Cologne Hbf
1 change
£1501One-way

Train schedule Milan to Cologne

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11:20Milan Centrale8h45 20:05Cologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Milan to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 45 m

Average

8 h 45 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

630 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Milan for Cologne every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
10:20Milan8h45 19:05Cologne
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£1501One-way
Deutsche Bahn
09:20Milan8h45 18:05Cologne
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£1501One-way

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Overview: Train from Milan to Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£119 (€134)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Milan to Cologne cover the 391 miles (630 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 45 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £93, but the average price of train tickets is £119. Travellers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Milan to Cologne

Travel between Milan and Cologne from £93 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey 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 to Cologne from 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.

Train information from Milan to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 12 h 32 min
  • Average Price: £93
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Milan to Cologne

Travel by train 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 Milan to Cologne.
FAQs

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

Can I enter Germany from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Milan to Cologne as this information can change.

Return travel from Germany to Italy is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, 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 19/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Cologne.

You can find a cheap train from Milan to Cologne for some dates and times for as low as £93  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Milan to Cologne train prices are on average £119  one way.
The train distance from Milan to Cologne is around 391 miles (630 km).
The train time between Milan and Cologne is on average 8 h 45 min  for the 391 miles (630 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Milan and Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in Milan to start your journey from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Milano Centrale   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Milano Centrale, is located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city centre of Milan.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre of Cologne.

For the best Milan to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Milan to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Milan to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Milan to Cologne, the first train leaves at 09: 20. If you prefer late night trains from Milan to Cologne, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 10. Omio shows you the latest train from Milan to Cologne times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
The price of a one way train ticket from Milan to Cologne is on average £119 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Cologne from Milan available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Cologne
Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan 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 Milan for your journey to Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Public transport options for Milano Centrale
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
Public transport options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8

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