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

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

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Florence (FLR) CGN - FLR

$112 - $775

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Fly Dusseldorf to Florence  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Florence (FLR) DUS - FLR

$80 - $370

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pisa, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Pisa (PSA) CGN - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$107 - $212

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Bologna (BLQ) CGN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$88 - $311

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

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR

$125 - $402

Train to Brussels, fly to Florence  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Florence (FLR) BRU - FLR

$132 - $465

Train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$217 - $358

Car train, train  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Firenze Campo Marte Fa

$146 - $177

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Florence, Florence N537

$82 - $140

Bus Eurolines FR  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Firenze

$136 - $235

Train, drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Florence

$212 - $323

Drive  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Florence 711.8 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Florence is to bus which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 18 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Florence is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 360€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Florence is 858 km. The road distance is 1138.8 km.

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

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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.

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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 35 min.

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  • Distance: 536.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $490
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 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
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
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
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Train operators
Trenitalia
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
$15 - $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 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Firenze
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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