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There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Venice 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 to Venice  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Venice (VCE) CGN - VCE

$72 - $452

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Venice  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Venice (VCE) DUS - VCE

$68 - $274

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Venice  •  4h 41m

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

$115 - $379

Train to Brussels, fly to Venice  •  6h 17m

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

$88 - $323

Fly Cologne Bonn to Bologna, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Bologna (BLQ) CGN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia

$85 - $314

Train  •  11h 49m

  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 Venezia S.Lucia Fr

$220 - $377

Car train, train  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova Uex 1385
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia Reg / ...

$77 - $178

Bus FlixBus  •  16h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Verona, Verona N537
  2. Take the bus from Verona, Verona to Venice, Venice 427 / ...

$77 - $120

Bus Eurolines FR  •  23h 30m

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

$141 - $236

Train, drive  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Venice

$188 - $276

Drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Venice 664.7 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Venice is to bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 16h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Venice is to fly which costs 60€ - 400€ and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Venice. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Venice via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Venice. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Venezia S.Lucia via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 49m.

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The distance between Cologne and Venice is 729 km. The road distance is 1063.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Venice without a car is to train which takes 11h 49m and costs 190€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Cologne to Venice, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Venice is to fly which takes 4h 13m and costs 60€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 330€ and takes 11h 49m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 16h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Venice.
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  • Distance: 455.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Cologne to Venice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Venice via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale in around 11h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $500
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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 Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
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
4h 6m
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
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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 Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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 Verona, Verona
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Verona, Verona to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Venice
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Cologne to Venice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Venice station.

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Cologne to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Venice is 1063 km. It takes approximately 10h 10m to drive from Cologne to Venice.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Cologne to Venice train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Cologne to Venice bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 4159+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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