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from Cologne to Rome

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Rome on 22 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:55Cologne/Bonn Airport2h00 14:55Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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£531One-way
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12:55Cologne/Bonn Airport2h00 14:55Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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£531One-way
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13:55Cologne/Bonn Airport1h55 15:50Rome Ciampino Airport
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£731One-way
07:00Cologne/Bonn Airport7h50 14:50Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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£2071One-way
03:21Cologne Hbf17h04 20:25Rome Termini
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£1881One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
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£60Flixbus
£176Eurowings
Fri
22 Oct
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£69Flixbus
£53Tuifly
Sat
23 Oct
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£57Flixbus
£85Malta Air
Sun
24 Oct
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£63Flixbus
£27Malta Air
Mon
25 Oct
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£63Flixbus
£18Malta Air
Tue
26 Oct
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£57Flixbus
£21Malta Air
Wed
27 Oct
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£55Flixbus
£25Malta Air
Thu
28 Oct
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£58Flixbus
£54Malta Air
Fri
29 Oct
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£84Flixbus
£114Tuifly
Sat
30 Oct
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£57Flixbus
£115Malta Air
Sun
31 Oct
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£76Flixbus
£26Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
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£62Flixbus
£53Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
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£55Flixbus
£579Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
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£41Flixbus
£36Malta Air
Thu
4 Nov
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£48Flixbus
£119Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
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£49Flixbus
£44Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
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£36Flixbus
£28Malta Air
Sun
7 Nov
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£49Flixbus
£18Malta Air
Mon
8 Nov
£67Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
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£40Flixbus
£314Lufthansa
Wed
10 Nov
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£44Flixbus
£24Malta Air

Travel Information from Cologne to Rome

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£64 - £123
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £64 • 21 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £74 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 676 miles (1090 km) from Cologne to Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £64. 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 Rome.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Cologne, Germany to Rome, Italy?

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

Is international entry into Rome 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 Rome, 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 Rome, 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 from Cologne to Rome closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Cologne, Germany from Rome, Italy?

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

Is my journey back to Cologne from Rome 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 Rome?

Conditions of reentry into 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 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 19/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Rome closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Cologne to Rome?

There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Rome: coach, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way from Cologne to Rome is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £64 compared to other travel options to Rome:

A coach is about £10 less than a flight, which costs on average £74 for this route.

A coach is £59 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Rome costing on average £123.

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

The fastest way to get to Rome from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Rome that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 21 h.

In comparison, getting to Rome by train can take on average 18 h 21 min.

How many miles are between Cologne and Rome

The Cologne to Rome distance is approximately 676 miles (1090 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Rome is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

When going from Cologne to Rome, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Rome?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Rome:

  • Coaches from Cologne to Rome most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Rome, Tiburtina Station.
  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Rome at Roma Termini.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Rome?

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

  • You can take a coach from Cologne to Rome with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £64 with Flixbus from Cologne to Rome.
  • You can travel by plane between Cologne and Rome with Malta Air, and you can find Malta Air Cologne to Rome tickets for £74 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Rome with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £123 with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Rome.
Can I find a direct route between Cologne and Rome?

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

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

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cologne to Rome?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Rome often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Cologne to Rome tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £64 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £74 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £123 one way on average.

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

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