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from Cologne to Milan

You can get from Cologne to Milan by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Milan on 20 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30Cologne/Bonn Airport1h30 08:00Milan Malpensa Airport
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£881One-way
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06:30Cologne/Bonn Airport1h30 08:00Milan Malpensa Airport
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£881One-way
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18:45Cologne/Bonn Airport1h30 20:15Milan Malpensa Airport
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£1061One-way
10:10Cologne/Bonn Airport1h25 11:35Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport
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£1191One-way
06:54Cologne Hbf9h01 15:55Milan Porta Garibaldi
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£1551One-way

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Fri
20 May
£155Deutsche Bahn
£54Flixbus
£88Eurowings
Sat
21 May
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£39Flixbus
£239Malta Air
Sun
22 May
£177Deutsche Bahn
£54Flixbus
£71Tuifly
Mon
23 May
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£39Flixbus
£68Malta Air
Tue
24 May
£111Deutsche Bahn
£45Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Wed
25 May
£181Deutsche Bahn
£64Flixbus
£194Malta Air
Thu
26 May
£155Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£221Eurowings
Fri
27 May
£155Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£86Malta Air
Sat
28 May
£115Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£15Malta Air
Sun
29 May
£159Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Mon
30 May
£181Deutsche Bahn
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£12Malta Air
Tue
31 May
£93Deutsche Bahn
£29Flixbus
£15Malta Air
Wed
1 Jun
£128Deutsche Bahn
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£14Malta Air
Thu
2 Jun
£128Deutsche Bahn
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£71Eurowings
Fri
3 Jun
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£54Flixbus
£96Malta Air
Sat
4 Jun
£159Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£74Malta Air
Sun
5 Jun
£115Deutsche Bahn
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£119Malta Air
Mon
6 Jun
£102Deutsche Bahn
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£74Malta Air
Tue
7 Jun
£181Deutsche Bahn
£39Flixbus
£44Malta Air
Wed
8 Jun
£111Deutsche Bahn
£29Flixbus
£19Malta Air

Travel Information between Cologne and Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £18 • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £18 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by coach, flight or train from Cologne to Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Milan.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Milan, Italy if I’m coming from Cologne, Germany?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Milan, 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 Milan if travelling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Milan, 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 16/05/2022; 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 between Cologne and Milan.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Milan, Italy?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Milan restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Milan?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 18/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel to Milan from Cologne?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Cologne to Milan. You can take a coach, flight or train.

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Milan. Tickets for a flight cost on average £18.

This is compared to other travel options to Milan:

A flight is generally £8 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £26 from Cologne to Milan.

A flight is generally £74 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £92 from Cologne to Milan.

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

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Milan by coach can take on average 12 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 38 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Cologne to Milan?

Milan is approximately 391 miles (630 km) away from Cologne.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Milan is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Milan?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Which travel operators can get me from Cologne to Milan?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Milan, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Milan tickets on Omio for £26.
  • Travel with Malta Air for flights to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Malta Air Cologne to Milan tickets on Omio for £18.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Milan by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Milan for £92 on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cologne and Milan ends?

Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Milan often also extend their holiday to go to Rome, Paris or Naples. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Milan and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy Cologne to Milan tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Milan from Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £26 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £18 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £92 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Cologne and Milan online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.