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There are 8 ways to get from Cologne to Rome by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brescia to Roma Termini Fr / ...

48€ - 143€

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Bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Brescia, Brescia to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N522 / ...

30€ - 37€

6 alternative options

Train via Verona  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Rovato to Verona Porta Nuova Re_6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona to Rome Termini 100

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Rome 574.9 km

75€ - 120€

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Cologne to Bergamo
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Rome (FCO) BGY - FCO

42€ - 364€

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cologne to Bergamo
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

72€ - 354€

Train to Verona, fly  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Cologne to Brescia
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Rome (FCO) VRN - FCO

92€ - 623€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Rovato to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

57€ - 218€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rome is to bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 8h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Rome is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 370€ and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Brescia, Brescia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Rome. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Roma Termini via Brescia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Cologne and Rome is 458 km. The road distance is 574.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Rome without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 45€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Cologne to Rome, including transfers.

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Cologne to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brescia, Brescia station.

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Cologne to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Brescia station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Rome is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 45€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 8h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Rome.
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  • Distance: 457.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

What companies run services between Cologne, Italy and Rome, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Brescia to Roma Termini twice daily. Tickets cost 45€ - 140€ and the journey takes 3h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brescia, Brescia to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 5 times a day. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 65€
Base Standard
75€ - 110€
Base Premium
95€ - 140€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Rovato to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Train from Cologne to Bergamo
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
Trenord
Train from Cologne to Brescia
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Trenord
Train from Rovato to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Sudtirol Alto Adige
Phone
840 000 471
Website
sii.bz.it
Train from Verona to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
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Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brescia, Brescia to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Bergamo Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Cologne to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Cologne to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Rome is 575 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Cologne to Rome.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Bergamo Airport to Rome Airport.

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