Florence to Cologne by train

  • First train
    04:32
  • Last train
    22:25
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    11hr 4m
  • Distance
    861 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    20hr 55m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Florence to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Florence to Cologne take around 11 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 861 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Florence and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Florence to Cologne?

Journeys between Florence and Cologne usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Florence to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Florence to Cologne?

The Florence to Cologne train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Florence to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Florence around 04:32 and the last train is around 22:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Florence around 05:55, and the last at 22:25.

When to book Florence to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Florence to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Florence and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Florence to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Italo
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • Regionalzug
  • S-Bahn
  • S11
  • SBB
  • TGV
  • Thello

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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