There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice  •  4 h 13 min

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

$72 - $452

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Venice  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Venice (VCE) DUS - VCE

$56 - $278

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

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

$116 - $380

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Verona, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Verona (VRN) CGN - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia

$117 - $433

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice Treviso  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Venice Treviso (TSF) CGN - TSF

$91 - $378

Train to Brussels, fly to Venice  •  6 h 10 min

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

$104 - $324

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$95 - $323

Train via Basel SBB  •  12 h 3 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 Venezia S.Lucia Fr

$216 - $385

Train  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia Ec

$171 - $264

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Venice, Venice N28

$69 - $152

Bus Eurolines FR  •  23 h 30 min

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

$143 - $237

Train, drive  •  9 h 57 min

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

$190 - $278

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  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 train and fly which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Venice is to fly which costs 60€ - 390€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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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 23 h 30 min.

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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 Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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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 12 h 3 min and costs 180€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min 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 4 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 330€ and takes 12 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 18 h 5 min.

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

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

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Cologne to Venice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Venice via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Milano Centrale in around 12 h 3 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
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 Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
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 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
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
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 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
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Düsseldorf to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice 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 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Venice
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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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 10 h 10 min to drive from Cologne to Venice.

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

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

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

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There are 4081+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $75 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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