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from Cologne to Florence

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Travel Information between Cologne and Florence

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£60 - £361
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £60 • 18 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £361 • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air Dolomiti or ÖBB | Nightjet

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 533 miles (859 km) to Florence from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £60. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Air Dolomiti or ÖBB | Nightjet among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Florence.

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FAQs
Does Italy have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Florence from Cologne?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Florence, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Florence if travelling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 measures do I need to follow in Florence, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 22/09/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Cologne to Florence.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Cologne, Germany from Florence, Italy due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Italy?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Italy?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 21/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Florence.

How do you get from Cologne to Florence?

There are 3 ways to travel between Cologne and Florence including taking a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Florence?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Florence, which costs on average £60.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Florence:

A coach is generally £301 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £361 from Cologne to Florence.

A coach is about £115 less than a train, which costs on average £175 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Florence from Cologne?

The fastest way from Cologne to Florence is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 30 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to Florence can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 18 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 14 h   on average.

How far is it from Cologne to Florence?

Florence is approximately 533 miles (859 km) away from Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Florence?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Florence is:

  • 2 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Cologne? Where do I arrive in Florence?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Florence?

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

    • You can go to Florence from Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £60 with Flixbus from Cologne to Florence on Omio.
    • You can go to Florence from Cologne by plane with Air Dolomiti. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £361 with Air Dolomiti from Cologne to Florence on Omio.
    • You can travel by train to Florence from Cologne with ÖBB | Nightjet, and you can find ÖBB | Nightjet Cologne to Florence tickets for £175 on Omio.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cologne to Florence?
    Many of our customers travelling from Cologne to Florence don't make Florence their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Rome, Milan or Venice, either of which you could add to your Cologne and Florence trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Florence to any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Florence ticket online to get the best deals?

    Before travelling from Cologne to Florence, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £60 one way on average.
    • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £361 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £175 one way.

    But we recommend booking Cologne to Florence tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Florence
    Köln Hbf
    Amenities
    Refreshments

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