How to get from Rome to Cologne

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from Rome to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
flight

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

15:45Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport4h00 19:45Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 change
£2061One-way
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15:45Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport4h00 19:45Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 change
£2061One-way
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19:15Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport3h40 22:55Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2061One-way
08:05Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport4h10 12:15Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2061One-way
21:00Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport2h05 23:05Cologne/Bonn Airport
0 changes
£3621One-way

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Travel Information between Rome and Cologne

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£15 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £15 • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £15 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Malta Air

Travel 676 miles (1090 km) by coach or flight to Cologne from Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Malta Air among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Rome to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome to Cologne

Travel to Cologne 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 Rome to Cologne.
FAQs

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Italy?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if travelling from Rome?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Cologne from Rome.

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

Is my journey back to Rome 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 Rome from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rome, 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 19/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rome from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to travel to Cologne from Rome including taking a coach or flight.

The cheapest way from Rome to Cologne is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A flight journey is usually £24 less than a journey to Cologne by coach, which costs on average £39 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Rome to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 22 h 55 min.

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

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

  • Coaches from Rome to Cologne most often leave from Rome, Termini and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights most often depart from Rome at Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Rome 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 Rome to Cologne tickets on Omio for £39.
  • Malta Air can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Malta Air from Rome to Cologne for £15 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Cologne with.

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 book tickets for this route.

Looking to extend your trip from Rome to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Rome 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.

Before travelling from Rome to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £39 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £15 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Rome 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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