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There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Alba by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Turin, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Turin (TRN) FRA - TRN
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€45 - €233

Cheapest option

Fly Cologne Bonn to Milan Bergamo, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€40 - €148

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Genoa, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Genoa (GOA) FRA - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti

€74 - €377

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€94 - €334

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€109 - €533

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€96 - €330

Fly Cologne Bonn to Nice, bus, train  •  11h 11m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Nice (NCE) CGN - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola

€74 - €254

Train  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€88 - €222

Train via Basel  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  6. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€103 - €271

Bus  •  19h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Milan N11
  2. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Turin C.So G. Cesare 140 004 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 014

€66 - €115

Train, night bus  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Freiburg to Turin Stura
  3. Take the train from Torino Stura to Alba Re

€69 - €152

Drive  •  9h 5m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Alba 971.7 km

€120 - €180

Cologne to Alba by train

The train journey time between Cologne and Alba is around 12h 51m and covers a distance of around 1029 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 51m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Cologne to Alba train service departs from Koeln Hbf and arrives in Alba. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 51m
Fastest train time:
12h 51m
Train distance:
1029 km
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€116
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:02
Last train departs at:
06:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne to Alba train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Italy.

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Alba is to fly and train which costs €40 - €150 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Alba is to train and fly which costs €45 - €240 and takes 7h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Alba. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Alba via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 53m.

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The distance between Cologne and Alba is 698 km. The road distance is 971.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Alba without a car is to train which takes 12h 53m and costs €85 - €230.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Cologne to Alba, including transfers.

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Cologne to Alba train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Alba is to train which takes 12h 53m and costs €85 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €120 and takes 19h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Turin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cologne to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Alba.
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  • Distance: 697.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Cologne to Alba via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Alba via Koeln/Bonn Flughafen, Cologne South, Milan Lampugnano, Fermata 5007 - LAURO ROSSI EST, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 19h 54m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €470
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €450
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Koeln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€23 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Koeln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €85
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Torino Stura to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Nice Airport to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Freiburg to Turin Stura
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Turin C.So G. Cesare 140
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Arriva Italia - Torino
Phone
035 289000
Website
torino.arriva.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Torino - Corso Giulio Cesare Fronte 140 - Fronte 149
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €26
Website
Arriva Italia - Torino

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