Thinking about taking the train from Cologne (Germany) to Milan? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 10 hours 16 minutes to travel the 392 miles (631 km) from Cologne (Germany) to Milan by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 45 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 15 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.
Train tickets from Cologne (Germany) to Milan start from £91.45 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
Keen to book your train tickets to Milan? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.
It takes an average of 10h 16m to travel from Cologne (Germany) to Milan by train, over a distance of around 392 miles (631 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Cologne (Germany) to Milan and tickets for this journey start from £91.45 when you book in advance.
From 8h 45m
392 miles (631 km)
15 trains per day
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Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne (Germany) to Milan by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Cologne (Germany) and Milan is 10 hours and 16 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Cologne (Germany) to Milan is 8 hours and 45 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Cologne (Germany) to Milan can start from as little as £91.45 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Cologne (Germany) to Milan. Travelling from Cologne (Germany) to Milan by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Cologne (Germany) to Milan leaves at 05:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cologne (Germany) to Milan leaves at 23:42. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Cologne (Germany) to Milan cover a distance of around 392 miles (631 km) during the journey.