How to get from Milan to Cologne

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from Milan to Cologne

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

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flight

To get from Milan to Cologne on 30 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40Milan Malpensa Airport1h30 10:10Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1241One-way
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11:20Milan Centrale8h45 20:05Cologne Hbf
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£1111One-way
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17:10Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h20 18:30Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2341One-way
10:40Milan Malpensa Airport3h30 14:10Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2451One-way
06:10Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h20 07:30Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2751One-way

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Travel Information to Cologne from Milan

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £75
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 391 miles (630 km) from Milan to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. 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, flight or train from Milan to Cologne.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Milan restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 28/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Milan closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

Which rules do I need to follow in Milan, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Italy 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 26/05/2022. 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 Milan from Cologne here.

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

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Milan to Cologne, which costs on average £9.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A flight is about £17 less than a coach, which costs on average £26 for this trip.

A flight is about £66 less than a train, which costs on average £75 for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 13 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 13 min   on average.

The Milan to Cologne distance is approximately 391 miles (630 km).

The average frequency per day from Milan to Cologne is:

  • 2 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Milan, Stazione Centrale and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights from Milan to Cologne most often leave from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Milan at Milano Centrale and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Milan to Cologne tickets on Omio for £26.
  • Travel with Malta Air to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air Milan to Cologne tickets on Omio for £9.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Milan to Cologne for £75 on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Cologne with Flixbus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Cologne with.
  • You can check for a direct train to Cologne with with 2 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers travelling from Milan to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Milan and Cologne trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Milan to Cologne, 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 trip is £26 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £9 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £75 one way.

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

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