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

Recommended option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Bologna (BLQ) CGN - BLQ

$64 - $264

Cheapest option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY

$36 - $182

10 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP

$59 - $255

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN

$62 - $235

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Rome (FCO) CGN - FCO

$91 - $317

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CGN - CIA

$55 - $335

Train  •  12 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 Roma Termini Fr

$235 - $407

Car train, train  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...

$159 - $223

Car train, drive  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Rome

$197 - $251

Bus FlixBus  •  24 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rome N77

$86 - $150

Bus Eurolines FR  •  25 h 37 min

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

$175 - $259

Drive  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Rome 882.2 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Italy is 1019 km. The road distance is 1412 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Italy is to fly which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 5 h.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Italy is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 50€ - 230€.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Italy. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at P.Le Tiburtino via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and Staz.Ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Cologne to Italy, including transfers.

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Italy?

Eurowings, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Cologne to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Rome via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Termini in around 12 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
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
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
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
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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.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
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rome
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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 Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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