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There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Genoa by plane, 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 Genoa  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Genoa (GOA) CGN - GOA

$207 - $672

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$48 - $203

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Genoa  •  5 h 20 min

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

$170 - $609

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$66 - $276

Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$73 - $259

Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$67 - $258

Train  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$203 - $335

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Genoa, Genoa N177

$71 - $118

Bus via Zurich  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
  3. Take the bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria

$110 - $180

Train, drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Genoa

$184 - $282

Drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Genoa 610.5 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Genoa is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Genoa is to train and fly which costs 140€ - 550€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Genoa, Piazza Vittoria via Strasbourg and Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Genova Brignole via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 43 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Genoa is 741 km. The road distance is 976.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 11 h 43 min and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Cologne to Genoa, including transfers.

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Cologne to Genoa bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Köln station.

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Cologne to Genoa train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Genoa is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs 180€ - 600€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 300€ and takes 11 h 43 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 463.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

Lufthansa, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Genoa every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Genoa via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale in around 11 h 43 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Genoa via Berlin Tegel, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Genoa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
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 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com

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There is no direct flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Cologne to Genoa bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Genoa, Piazza Vittoria station.

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Cologne to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Genoa is 977 km. It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to drive from Cologne to Genoa.

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easyJet, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 1478+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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