Travel options
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 20 May 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
0 changes
£931One-way
Cheapest
12:55Cologne/Bonn Airport2h00 14:55Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
0 changes
£931One-way
Other options
14:55Cologne/Bonn Airport2h00 16:55Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
0 changes
£1341One-way
08:45Cologne/Bonn Airport6h05 14:50Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
1 changes
£3631One-way
17:45Cologne/Bonn Airport3h15 21:00Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
1 changes
£4081One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Fri
20 May
£65Flixbus
£93Eurowings
Sat
21 May
£58Flixbus
£137Eurowings
Sun
22 May
£65Flixbus
£86Malta Air
Mon
23 May
£50Flixbus
£74Malta Air
Tue
24 May
£68Flixbus
£93Eurowings
Wed
25 May
£83Flixbus
£212Tuifly
Thu
26 May
£56Flixbus
£257Malta Air
Fri
27 May
£56Flixbus
£159Eurowings
Sat
28 May
£55Flixbus
£47Malta Air
Sun
29 May
£56Flixbus
£49Eurowings
Mon
30 May
£42Flixbus
£18Malta Air
Tue
31 May
£37Flixbus
£66Eurowings
Wed
1 Jun
£46Flixbus
£58Eurowings
Thu
2 Jun
£56Flixbus
£86Malta Air
Fri
3 Jun
£65Flixbus
£155Eurowings
Sat
4 Jun
£56Flixbus
£99Malta Air
Sun
5 Jun
£50Flixbus
£93Eurowings
Mon
6 Jun
£65Flixbus
£60Malta Air
Tue
7 Jun
£42Flixbus
£47Malta Air
Wed
8 Jun
£46Flixbus
£25Malta Air

Travel Information from Cologne to Rome

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£32 - £42
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £32 • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £32 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Malta Air

Travel 676 miles (1090 km) by coach or flight between Cologne and 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Malta Air among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Rome.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Rome

Travel to Rome 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 Rome.
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 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 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 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Rome from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Rome, 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 Rome?

  • 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)

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 18/05/2022. 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 Rome here.

What are my travel options from Cologne to Rome?

You can travel from Cologne to Rome 2 different ways: coach or flight.

How do I get from Cologne to Rome the cheapest way?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rome. Tickets for a flight cost on average £32.

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A flight is £11 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Cologne to Rome costing on average £42.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Rome?

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

Other travel options between Cologne and Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Rome by coach can take on average 21 h 14 min.

How far is Rome from Cologne?

Rome is approximately 676 miles (1090 km) away from Cologne.

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

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

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Cologne to Rome depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Rome, Termini.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.

Which travel operators can get 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 £42 with Flixbus from Cologne to Rome.
  • You can travel to Rome from Cologne by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £32 with Malta Air from Cologne to Rome.

Where should I go next after I travel between Cologne and Rome?

Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Rome? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Rome usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you're looking to explore Milan, Florence or Paris from Rome, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Rome ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £42 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £32 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.

Travelling from Cologne to Rome: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need