How to get to Cologne from Bologna

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from Bologna to Cologne

How to get to Cologne from Bologna by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Bologna to Cologne is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Bologna Airport (BLQ)
10:42Cologne Messe/Deutz
2 changes
Bologna Airport (BLQ)
10:42Cologne Messe/Deutz
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Air Dolomiti
Bologna Airport (BLQ)
17:20Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
1 change
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Air Dolomiti
Bologna Airport (BLQ)
15:55Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
1 change
Air Dolomiti
Bologna Airport (BLQ)
18:55Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
1 change
Austrian Airlines
Bologna Airport (BLQ)
08:50Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
1 change

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Travel Information between Bologna and Cologne

distanceDistance488 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£37 - £126
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £37 • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £72 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 488 miles by train, coach or flight between Bologna and Cologne. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Bologna to Cologne.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: All Airlines, Train and Coach Companies from Bologna to Cologne

Travel from Bologna to Cologne on FlixBus, Ryanair and TAP Portugal travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Cologne from Bologna. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Cologne from Bologna and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Bologna to Cologne

        FAQs: Travel 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 Bologna to Cologne.

        There are 3 travel options to Cologne from Bologna. You can take a train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Bologna and Cologne is a coach with an average price of £37.

        This is compared to other travel options from Bologna to Cologne:

        A coach is £35 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Bologna to Cologne costing on average £72.

        A coach is £89 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Bologna to Cologne costing on average £126.

        The fastest way from Bologna to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 35 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

        Taking a coach requires on average 15 h 30 min of travel time.

        Train takes 11 h 15 min on average.

        The distance from Bologna to Cologne is approximately 488 miles.

        The average frequency per day from Bologna to Cologne is:

        • Around 1 coach per day.
        • 2 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Bologna to Cologne as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bologna to Cologne:

        • Most travellers take a coach from Bologna, Stazione Centrale to Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Bologna to Cologne depart from Bologna Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Most travellers board their train from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bologna to Cologne:

        • You can go to Cologne from Bologna by coach with FlixBus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £37 with FlixBus from Bologna to Cologne on Omio.
        • You can take a flight from Bologna to Cologne with Ryanair, Malta Air, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, TAP Portugal, TUIfly, Lufthansa or Smartwings. Cheap tickets can be found for £29 with Ryanair from Bologna to Cologne.
        • You can go to Cologne from Bologna by train with Deutsche Bahn or Frecciarossa. You'll see cheap train tickets for £126 with Deutsche Bahn from Bologna to Cologne on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Bologna to Cologne with the following travel companies:

        • Direct coach available with FlixBus 1 direct coach per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cologne from Bologna.

        Omio customers who travel from Bologna to Cologne often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

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