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There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Rome by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Milan  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Rovato to Milano Centrale Re_6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

39€ - 105€

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Bus via Siena  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Brescia - Autostazione Via Solferino -22 - 23 to SIENA - Pza Stazione FS-Fta SENA Baltour
  2. Take the bus from SIENA - Pza Stazione FS-Fta SENA to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina Baltour

30€ - 44€

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Train  •  5h 5m

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

39€ - 86€

Bus  •  8h 46m

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

31€ - 53€

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Rome 359.3 miles

75€ - 110€

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  3h 59m

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

63€ - 325€

Train, train to Verona, fly  •  4h 17m

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

51€ - 291€

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Rovato to Pioltello Limito
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

48€ - 204€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Brescia 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

56€ - 272€

Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Brescia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
  3. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Rome (FCO) BLQ - FCO

63€ - 286€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rome is to bus via Siena which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 11h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Rome is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 330€ and takes 3h 59m.

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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 46m.

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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 Rovato and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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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 via Milan which takes 4h 50m and costs 35€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m 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 Trenord, depart from Rovato station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Rome is to train via Milan which takes 4h 50m and costs 35€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Rome.
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  • Distance: 286.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Rome via Rovato and Milano Centrale in around 4h 50m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Rome 5 times a week. Tickets cost 28€ - 50€ and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Olbia
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 850€
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
60€ - 490€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Rovato to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 17€
Website
Trenord
Train from Cologne to Bergamo
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenord
Train from Cologne to Brescia
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Trenord
Train from Brescia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
Trenord
Train from Rovato to Pioltello Limito
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 14€
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 13€
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Brescia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Brescia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Italo Treno
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brescia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 10€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
8€ - 10€
Train from Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 13€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 13€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
12€ - 15€
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Malpensa Express
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Brescia - Autostazione Via Solferino -22 - 23 to SIENA - Pza Stazione FS-Fta SENA
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Baltour
Bus from SIENA - Pza Stazione FS-Fta SENA to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Baltour

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The quickest flight from Milan Bergamo Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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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