Cheap train tickets from Milan to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 4 Dec

Cheapest

£93

Average

£93

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.

The average ticket from Milan to Cologne will cost around £ 93 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 93.

Cheapest
11:20Milan Centrale8h45 20:05Cologne Hbf
1 changes
£931One-way
Cheapest
11:20Milan Centrale8h13 19:33Cologne Hbf
2 changes
£931One-way

Train schedule Milan to Cologne

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11:20Milan Centrale8h45 20:05Cologne Hbf
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11:20Milan Centrale8h13 19:33Cologne Hbf
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Fri
3 Dec
£178Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£49Eurowings
Sat
4 Dec
£93Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
£33Malta Air
Sun
5 Dec
£102Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£20Malta Air
Mon
6 Dec
£93Deutsche Bahn
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£12Malta Air
Tue
7 Dec
£93Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Wed
8 Dec
£93Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Thu
9 Dec
£93Deutsche Bahn
£81BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
10 Dec
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£63BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
11 Dec
£75Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£9Malta Air
Sun
12 Dec
£146Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Mon
13 Dec
£75Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£9Malta Air
Tue
14 Dec
£75Deutsche Bahn
£57Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Wed
15 Dec
£75Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£9Malta Air
Thu
16 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£16Malta Air
Fri
17 Dec
£120Deutsche Bahn
£79BlaBlaCar Bus
£14Malta Air
Sat
18 Dec
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£70BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
19 Dec
£171Deutsche Bahn
£75BlaBlaCar Bus
£16Malta Air
Mon
20 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Tue
21 Dec
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£40Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Wed
22 Dec
£189Deutsche Bahn
£105BlaBlaCar Bus
£14Malta Air
Thu
23 Dec
£205Deutsche Bahn
£71Flixbus
£17Malta Air

Fastest train times from Milan to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 4 Dec

Fastest Journey

8 h 13 m

Average

8 h 29 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

630 km

It's difficult to get from Milan to Cologne without changing at least once.

Fastest
11:20Milan Centrale8h13 19:33Cologne Hbf
2 changes
£931One-way
2nd Fastest
11:20Milan Centrale8h45 20:05Cologne Hbf
1 changes
£931One-way

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Train Information from Milan to Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£106 (€120)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Milan to Cologne cover the 391 miles (630 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £93, but the average price of train tickets is £106. Travellers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Milan to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as £93 you can travel by train from Milan to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

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 from Milan to Cologne. 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.

Deutsche Bahn from Milan to Cologne train information:

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

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Milan and Cologne:

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

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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Milan and Cologne?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Milan 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 Germany from Milan?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 03/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Milan and Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

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

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
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 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 02/12/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Cologne.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Milan and Cologne?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Cologne from Milan for the next 7 days starting from £93  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Milan to Cologne?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Milan to Cologne train price to come in at an average of £106  one way.
What is the distance by train from Milan to Cologne?
The train distance from Milan to Cologne is around 391 miles (630 km).
How many hours does it take from Milan to Cologne by train?
On average the train from Milan to Cologne duration is 8 h 13 min  for the 391 miles (630 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Milan to Cologne, which train station in Milan do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Milan to Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. Your trip can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Milano Centrale and travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Cologne.

Which train providers can get me from Milan to Cologne?
For the best Milan to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Milan to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there from Milan to Cologne a day?
The average number of trains departing Milan for Cologne is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Milan to Cologne? When does the last train depart from Milan to Cologne?
If you prefer early morning trains from Milan to Cologne, the first train leaves at 10: 20. If you prefer late night trains from Milan to Cologne, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 20. Omio shows you the latest train from Milan to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book train tickets to Cologne from Milan to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Milan to Cologne is on average £106 if you buy 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 companies 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