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from Cologne to Milan

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Thu
21 Oct
£101Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£26Eurowings
Fri
22 Oct
£75Deutsche Bahn
£89BlaBlaCar Bus
£14Malta Air
Sat
23 Oct
£75Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Sun
24 Oct
£60Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Mon
25 Oct
£75Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Tue
26 Oct
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£40Flixbus
£12Malta Air
Wed
27 Oct
£181Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£15Malta Air
Thu
28 Oct
£55Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£48Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£207Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£62Malta Air
Sat
30 Oct
£201Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£81Malta Air
Sun
31 Oct
£181Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£33Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
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£57Flixbus
£26Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£20Malta Air
Wed
3 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£9Malta Air
Thu
4 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£32Malta Air
Fri
5 Nov
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£69BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
6 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£9Malta Air
Sun
7 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£27Malta Air
Mon
8 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£33Flixbus
£48Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
£40Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
£55Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£33Eurowings

Travel Information to Milan from Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£28 - £119
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £28 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £28 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by coach, flight or train between Cologne and Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £28. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Cologne to Milan.

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

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Milan, Italy is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Milan from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Milan, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Milan from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Milan, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Milan, Italy?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Milan?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 19/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Milan here.

How do I travel to Milan from Cologne?

You can travel to Milan from Cologne 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

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

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Milan, which costs on average £28.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

A flight journey is usually £7 less than a journey to Milan by coach, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

A flight is generally £91 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £119 from Cologne to Milan.

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

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 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, going by train can take 8 h 38 min   on average.

How many miles are between Cologne and Milan

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

How many services a day are there from Cologne to Milan?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Milan is:

  • Around 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and 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 in Cologne and in Milan?

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

  • Most travellers board 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 companies can take 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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Milan by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Milan for £35.
  • 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 £28.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Milan by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Milan for £119.
Can I find a direct route to Milan from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Milan with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Milan with Flixbus.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Milan with Malta Air.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Milan tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Milan from Cologne ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Cologne to Milan don't make Milan their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Rome, Paris or Naples, either of which you could add to your Cologne and Milan trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Milan to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Milan from Cologne online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Milan, 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 journey is on average £35 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £28 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £119 one way for this trip.

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