The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Salzburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
10 h 50 m
12 h 9 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Cologne for Salzburg every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||348 miles (561 km)|
|Average bus duration||10 h 50 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$41 (€36)|
|Bus frequency||3 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus providers||Union Ivkoni International, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus|
Buses from Cologne to Salzburg cover the 348 miles (561 km) long route taking on average 10 h 50 min with our travel partners like Union Ivkoni International, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $32 (€28), but the average price of bus tickets is $41 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
Travel between Cologne and Salzburg from $32 (€28) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Bus information from Cologne to Salzburg with FlixBus:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Salzburg, Austria by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Austria, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Cologne and Salzburg before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Cologne, Germany from Salzburg is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/22/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking a bus from Cologne, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When you arrive in Salzburg, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig, Salzburg, Alpensiedlung P+R and Salzburg, P+R Süd.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) to Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), which is located around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city center.
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