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$22Deutsche Bahn
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Bus Information to Cologne from Salzburg

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
durationAverage bus duration10 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$45 (€36)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar or Flixbus

Buses from Salzburg to Cologne cover the 348 miles (561 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 20 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $36 (€29), but the average price of bus tickets is $45 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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FlixBus from Salzburg to Cologne

FlixBus buses will get you from Salzburg to Cologne from $36 (€29). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Salzburg and Cologne.

Book your FlixBus Salzburg to Cologne bus with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check FlixBus’s up-to-date bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Salzburg to Cologne routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable FlixBus bus tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Salzburg to Cologne is 348 miles (561 km), and the best price for a one-way Salzburg - Cologne FlixBus bus ticket starts at $36 (€29) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your FlixBus ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus. Waiting in a line at the bus station to purchase your bus ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your bus tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with FlixBus!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Salzburg and Cologne:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Buses from Salzburg to Cologne
Take the bus to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Salzburg to Cologne.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between Salzburg, Austria and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel between Salzburg, Austria and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Cologne from Salzburg as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Austria from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return bus to Salzburg, Austria from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Salzburg from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Salzburg from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap bus tickets from Salzburg to Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Salzburg to Cologne to cost as little as $36 (€29)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket from Salzburg to Cologne?
The Salzburg to Cologne bus ticket price is on average $45 (€36)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Salzburg to Cologne by bus?
The distance to Cologne from Salzburg by bus is approximately 348 miles (561 km).
How long is the bus to Cologne from Salzburg?
On average the Salzburg to Cologne bus travel time is 10 h 20 min  for the 348 miles (561 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from Salzburg to Cologne depart from? Which Cologne bus station do I come into from Salzburg?

When taking the bus to Cologne from Salzburg, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Salzburg, Lastenstrasse, Salzburg, PR Süd and Salzburg, Rainerstraße (Austria Trend Hotel Europa). Your route can end in bus stations such as Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Salzburg Hbf   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Where is the bus station in Salzburg? Where is the bus station in Cologne?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Salzburg Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Salzburg. The most popular arrival bus station in Cologne, called Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located around 8 mile (s) / 13 km away from its city center.

Which bus companies can take me from Salzburg to Cologne?
When taking a bus from Salzburg to Cologne, you can count on BlaBlaCar or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from Salzburg to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When is the earliest bus from Salzburg to Cologne? When is the last bus from Salzburg to Cologne?
You can take the earliest bus from Salzburg to Cologne at 8: 05 AM   or take the last bus from Salzburg to Cologne leaving at 9: 45 PM. Look for the latest Salzburg to Cologne bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Salzburg to Cologne to get the best deals?
You can find buses from Salzburg to Cologne to cost on average $45 (€36) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Salzburg to Cologne bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.