There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Rome 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.

Recommended option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome  •  4 h 50 min

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

$89 - $315

Cheapest option

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome Ciampino  •  4 h 51 min

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

$53 - $333

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Fly Dusseldorf to Rome  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Rome (FCO) DUS - FCO

$71 - $280

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Rome  •  5 h 23 min

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

$127 - $373

Train  •  12 h 28 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

$243 - $420

Car train, train  •  17 h 57 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 / ...

$157 - $221

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Florence, Florence N537
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome 533 / ...

$97 - $164

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 Eurolines FR  •  25 h 27 min

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

$173 - $257

Drive  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Rome 880.3 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rome is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Rome is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Rome is 1090 km. The road distance is 1408.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Cologne to Rome, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Rome. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Roma via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Rome. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 28 min.

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Rome via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Milano Centrale in around 12 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Train operators
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
$60 - $100
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
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 4 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once 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
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
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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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