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from Rome to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rome to Cologne on 4 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:50Rome Ciampino Airport2h05 20:55Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£471One-way
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18:50Rome Ciampino Airport2h05 20:55Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£471One-way
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13:20Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport3h50 17:10Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1781One-way
18:30Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport4h30 23:00Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1781One-way
07:35Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport5h10 12:45Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1781One-way

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Fri
3 Dec
£47Flixbus
£44Eurowings
Sat
4 Dec
£59Flixbus
£47Malta Air
Sun
5 Dec
£58Flixbus
£47Malta Air
Mon
6 Dec
£71Flixbus
£178Lufthansa
Tue
7 Dec
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£111Lufthansa
Wed
8 Dec
£43Flixbus
£30Malta Air
Thu
9 Dec
£53Flixbus
£128Lufthansa
Fri
10 Dec
£44Flixbus
£21Malta Air
Sat
11 Dec
£47Flixbus
£16Malta Air
Mon
13 Dec
£67Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Tue
14 Dec
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£98Lufthansa
Wed
15 Dec
£44Flixbus
£19Malta Air
Thu
16 Dec
£53Flixbus
£116Lufthansa
Fri
17 Dec
£71Flixbus
£21Malta Air
Sat
18 Dec
£67Flixbus
£19Malta Air
Sun
19 Dec
£71Flixbus
£20Malta Air
Mon
20 Dec
£76Flixbus
£36Eurowings
Tue
21 Dec
£74Flixbus
£98Lufthansa
Wed
22 Dec
£100Flixbus
£52Malta Air
Thu
23 Dec
£78Flixbus
£100Lufthansa

Travel Information between Rome and Cologne

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£36 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £36 • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £36 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTuifly or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 676 miles (1090 km) to Cologne from 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 £36. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Tuifly or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Rome to Cologne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Rome, Italy to Cologne, Germany?

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:

  • 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 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 03/12/2021; 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 from Rome to Cologne.

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

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

Am I allowed to reenter Rome, 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 Rome from Cologne?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Rome, 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 02/12/2021. 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 Rome from Cologne here.

How do I go from Rome to Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Rome to Cologne?

The cheapest way from Rome to Cologne is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £36 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A flight is about £27 less than a coach, which costs on average £62 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to Cologne from Rome?

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

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

In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 22 h 50 min.

How far is it from Rome to Cologne?

The distance between Rome and Cologne is around 676 miles (1090 km).

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

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

  • Flights from Rome to Cologne most often leave from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Rome at Rome, Termini (G) and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Rome to Cologne?

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:

  • Tuifly can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Tuifly from Rome to Cologne for £36 on Omio.
  • Flixbus can take you to Cologne by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Rome to Cologne for £62.
Is it possible to travel directly from Rome to Cologne?

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

  • You can find a direct coach 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 purchase tickets for this route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cologne from Rome?
Many of our customers travelling from Rome 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 Rome and Cologne trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Rome to Cologne tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £36 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £62 one way.

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

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