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from Cologne to Trieste

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Travel Information from Cologne to Trieste

distanceDistance480 miles (774 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£51 - £89
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £51 • 16 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £89 • 14 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 480 miles (774 km) from Cologne to Trieste. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Trieste.

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Travel from Cologne to Trieste
Travel to Trieste 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 Trieste.
Is international travel between Cologne, Germany and Trieste, Italy allowed?

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

Is international entry into Trieste 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 Trieste, Italy from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 Trieste, 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 04/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Cologne to Trieste closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Trieste, Italy due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 05/12/2021. 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 Trieste.

How do I travel to Trieste from Cologne?

There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Trieste: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Trieste from Cologne?

The cheapest way from Cologne to Trieste is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £51 compared to other travel options to Trieste:

A coach is generally £38 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £89 from Cologne to Trieste.

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

The fastest way from Cologne to Trieste is by train with an average journey time of 14 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Trieste by coach can take on average 16 h 20 min.

How many miles from Cologne to Trieste would I travel?

The Cologne to Trieste distance is approximately 480 miles (774 km).

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Trieste?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Trieste is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Trieste, Viale Miramare.
  • Most travellers take a train from Köln Hbf to Trieste Centrale.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Trieste?

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

  • You can travel by coach to Trieste from Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Trieste tickets for £51 on Omio.
  • You can go to Trieste from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £89 with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Trieste on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cologne to Trieste?
Many of our customers travelling from Cologne to Trieste don't make Trieste their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Venice, Milan or Rome, either of which you could add to your Cologne and Trieste trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Trieste to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Cologne to Trieste tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £51 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £89 one way on average.

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

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