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Recommended option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence  •  6 h 1 min

  1. CGN - FLR

$108 - $775

Cheapest option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. CGN - BLQ

$81 - $316

8 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pisa, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. CGN - PSA

$103 - $212

Fly Dusseldorf to Florence  •  6 h 17 min

  1. DUS - FLR

$92 - $369

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Florence  •  4 h 44 min

  1. FRA - FLR

$126 - $403

Train  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Ice
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  3. Ec
  4. Fr

$218 - $365

Car train, train  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Fa

$150 - $186

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 43 min

  1. N422
  2. Baltour

$84 - $136

Bus Eurolines FR  •  22 h 15 min

$143 - $237

Drive  •  10 h 46 min

  1. 711.8 miles

$170 - $250

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Florence, Italy?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Cologne to Florence hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Florence via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Milano Centrale in around 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $490
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Hamburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Berlin Tegel, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus to FIRENZE-Autostazione Sita
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Firenze
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Florence is 858 km. The road distance is 1139 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Florence is to bus which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 21 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Florence is to train and fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 100€ - 350€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Firenze via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Cologne to Florence, including transfers.