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from Milan to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Cologne on 9 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:05Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h30 12:35Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£281One-way
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11:05Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h30 12:35Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£281One-way
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21:00Milan Malpensa Airport1h30 22:30Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1301One-way
13:20Milan Malpensa Airport3h50 17:10Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1901One-way
18:45Milan22h50 17:35Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£791One-way

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Wed
8 Dec
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£36Flixbus
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Thu
9 Dec
£152Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£28Malta Air
Fri
10 Dec
£103Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£7Malta Air
Sat
11 Dec
£85Deutsche Bahn
£54BlaBlaCar Bus
£12Malta Air
Sun
12 Dec
£191Deutsche Bahn
£58BlaBlaCar Bus
£7Malta Air
Mon
13 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£7Malta Air
Tue
14 Dec
£76Deutsche Bahn
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£12Malta Air
Wed
15 Dec
£76Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£9Malta Air
Thu
16 Dec
£76Deutsche Bahn
£88BlaBlaCar Bus
£14Malta Air
Fri
17 Dec
£76Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£17Malta Air
Sat
18 Dec
£85Deutsche Bahn
£36Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Sun
19 Dec
£147Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Mon
20 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£17Malta Air
Tue
21 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£49Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Wed
22 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£58Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Thu
23 Dec
£206Deutsche Bahn
£58Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Fri
24 Dec
£121Deutsche Bahn
£60Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Sat
25 Dec
£98Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£102Air Dolomiti
Sun
26 Dec
£71Deutsche Bahn
£49Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Mon
27 Dec
£191Deutsche Bahn
£56Flixbus
£14Malta Air
Tue
28 Dec
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£53Flixbus
£23Malta Air

Travel Information between Milan and Cologne

distanceDistance391 miles (630 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £75
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £27 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £27 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 391 miles (630 km) by flight, coach or train from Milan to Cologne. 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 £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Milan to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Cologne, Germany from Milan, Italy currently allowed?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Italy enter Germany?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Milan?

Conditions of entry into 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 07/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Milan and Cologne.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Milan, Italy from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

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

Is my journey back to Milan from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Milan, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy 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 Italy was last checked on 08/12/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Milan from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Milan to Cologne?

There are 3 ways to travel between Milan and Cologne including taking a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Milan to Cologne?

The cheapest way from Milan to Cologne is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £27 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A flight is about £9 less than a coach, which costs on average £36 for this route.

A flight is generally £49 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £75 from Milan to Cologne.

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

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 13 h 30 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 13 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Milan and Cologne

You should expect to travel around 391 miles (630 km) from Milan to Cologne.

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Cologne is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Milan to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel to Cologne from Milan by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £27 with Eurowings from Milan to Cologne.
  • You can take a coach from Milan to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £36 with Flixbus from Milan to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train to Cologne from Milan with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Milan to Cologne tickets for £75 on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Milan to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Milan to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Milan to Cologne usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets to Cologne from Milan online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £27 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £36 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £75 one way.

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