The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Vienna to Cologne will cost around $ 62 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 55.
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13 h 39 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave Vienna for Cologne every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 743 km distance in an average of 13 h 39 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 12 h 16 m .
The slowest buses will take 16 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||461 miles (743 km)|
|Average bus duration||16 h 20 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$48 (€39)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Germany|
Buses from Vienna to Cologne cover the 461 miles (743 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 20 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Germany. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $48 (€39), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $45 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Find the best buses from Vienna to Cologne with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $45 (€36). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets from Vienna to Cologne and when traveling by bus:
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/21/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Vienna and Cologne before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Cologne to Vienna is: Partially open
Reentry to Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/19/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Vienna from Cologne here.
There are a few bus stations in Vienna to start your trip from including Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB), Wien, Hauptbahnhof Wiedner Gürtel/Laxenburger Straße (International Busterminal) and Wien, Hauptbahnhof. In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Wien Westbahnhof, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Vienna.
The most popular arrival bus station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located 8 mile (s) / 13 km away from the city center of Cologne.
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