The cheapest buses from Vienna to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$55

Average

$62

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.

Cheapest
11:59PMVienna12h16 12:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$551One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:45PMVienna16h20 08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
$571One-way
11:59PMVienna13h31 01:30PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$681One-way
06:00AMVienna12h30 06:30PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$681One-way

Timetable Vienna to Cologne

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06:00AMVienna12h30 06:30PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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03:45PMVienna16h20 08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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11:59PMVienna13h31 01:30PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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11:59PMVienna12h16 12:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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Wed
Sep 22
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Thu
Sep 23
$50Deutsche Bahn
$49Union Ivkoni International
$131Eurowings Europe
Fri
Sep 24
$87Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$101Wizz Air
Sat
Sep 25
$62Deutsche Bahn
$48Union Ivkoni International
$144Malta Air
Sun
Sep 26
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$242Eurowings
Mon
Sep 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29Wizz Air
Tue
Sep 28
$47Deutsche Bahn
$45STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$20Malta Air
Wed
Sep 29
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$11Wizz Air
Thu
Sep 30
$47Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$67ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$44Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$60Malta Air
Sun
Oct 3
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50Flixbus
$86Malta Air
Mon
Oct 4
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$57Wizz Air
Tue
Oct 5
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$26Malta Air
Wed
Oct 6
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$11Wizz Air
Thu
Oct 7
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$43ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 8
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$57Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 9
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$67Malta Air
Sun
Oct 10
$37Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$67Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29Wizz Air
Tue
Oct 12
$37Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$18Malta Air

The fastest buses from Vienna to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

12 h 16 m

Average

13 h 39 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

743 km

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.

Fastest
11:59PMVienna12h16 12:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$551One-way
06:00AMVienna12h30 06:30PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$681One-way
11:59PMVienna13h31 01:30PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$681One-way
03:45PMVienna16h20 08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
$571One-way

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Bus Information to Cologne from Vienna

distanceDistance461 miles (743 km)
durationAverage bus duration16 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$48 (€39)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, 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.

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Travel with FlixBus between Vienna and Cologne

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

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:

    • 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

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    FAQs
    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus from Vienna to Cologne?

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

    What is the status of international entry into Germany from Austria?

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

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Vienna?

    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?

    When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    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.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to Vienna, Austria from Cologne, Germany?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Cologne to Vienna is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Austria from Germany?

    Reentry to Austria 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?

    What are the requirements?

    • 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 Vienna, Austria?

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

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    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.

    How much are cheap buses from Vienna to Cologne?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Cologne from Vienna for the next 7 days starting from $45 (€36)  one way.
    How much does it cost to take a bus from Vienna to Cologne?
    If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Vienna to Cologne bus price to come in at an average of $48 (€39)  one way.
    How far is it from Vienna to Cologne by bus?
    The distance to Cologne from Vienna by bus is approximately 461 miles (743 km).
    What is the Vienna to Cologne bus travel time?
    On average the Vienna to Cologne bus time is 16 h 20 min  covering the 461 miles (743 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    When traveling by bus from Vienna to Cologne, which bus station in Vienna do I depart from and which bus station in Cologne do I arrive in?

    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.

    Where is the bus station in Vienna to go to Cologne? Where is the bus station in Cologne located?

    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.

    What bus companies go from Vienna to Cologne?
    When taking a bus from Vienna to Cologne, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Germany for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from Vienna to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Is there a direct bus from Vienna to Cologne?
    Yes, you can look for direct buses from Vienna to Cologne with Flixbus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    What time is the earliest bus from Vienna to Cologne? What time is the last bus from Vienna to Cologne?
    The earliest bus departing from Vienna to Cologne leaves at 12: 35 PM. The last bus departing from Vienna to Cologne leaves at 8: 50 PM. You can find the latest Vienna to Cologne bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I buy bus tickets between Vienna and Cologne to score the best deals?
    You can find buses from Vienna to Cologne to cost on average $48 (€39) 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Vienna to Cologne bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.