The cheapest trains from Cologne to Linz

Showing times and prices for Dec 1

Cheapest

$45

Average

$102

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 Cologne to Linz will cost around $ 102 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 45.

Cheapest
04:22AMCologne Hbf7h02 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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$451One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:09AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h15 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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$551One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:13AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h11 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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$551One-way
05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h04 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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$571One-way
08:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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$601One-way

Timetable Cologne to Linz

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03:13AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h11 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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03:19AMCologne Hbf7h55 11:14AMLinz Hbf
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03:19AMCologne Hbf7h55 11:14AMLinz Hbf
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04:09AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h15 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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04:22AMCologne Hbf7h02 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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04:22AMCologne Hbf7h02 11:24AMLinz Hbf
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05:11AMCologne Hbf8h03 01:14PMLinz Hbf
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05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h54 01:14PMLinz Hbf
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05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h04 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h54 01:14PMLinz Hbf
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05:37AMCologne Hbf7h47 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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05:47AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h37 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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05:47AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h37 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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05:47AMCologne Messe/Deutz10h37 04:24PMLinz Hbf
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06:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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06:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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07:31AMCologne Hbf7h43 03:14PMLinz Hbf
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07:41AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h43 04:24PMLinz Hbf
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h30 03:14PMLinz Hbf
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h30 03:14PMLinz Hbf
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07:53AMCologne Hbf7h31 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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07:53AMCologne Hbf7h31 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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07:55AMCologne Hbf8h19 04:14PMLinz Hbf
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07:55AMCologne Hbf8h19 04:14PMLinz Hbf
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08:18AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h56 05:14PMLinz Hbf
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08:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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08:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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09:25AMCologne Hbf6h59 04:24PMLinz Hbf
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09:35AMCologne Messe/Deutz6h49 04:24PMLinz Hbf
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09:35AMCologne Messe/Deutz6h49 04:24PMLinz Hbf
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09:35AMCologne Messe/Deutz6h49 04:24PMLinz Hbf
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09:43AMCologne Hbf7h41 05:24PMLinz Hbf
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09:43AMCologne Hbf7h41 05:24PMLinz Hbf
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10:41AMCologne Messe/Deutz8h43 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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10:53AMCologne Hbf8h31 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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10:53AMCologne Hbf8h31 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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10:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 05:24PMLinz Hbf
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10:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 05:24PMLinz Hbf
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11:21AMCologne Hbf7h53 07:14PMLinz Hbf
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11:30AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h44 07:14PMLinz Hbf
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11:30AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h54 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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11:30AMCologne Messe/Deutz7h44 07:14PMLinz Hbf
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11:53AMCologne Hbf9h21 09:14PMLinz Hbf
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11:53AMCologne Hbf9h40 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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12:27PMCologne Hbf6h57 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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12:27PMCologne Hbf6h57 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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12:31PMCologne Hbf6h53 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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12:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h40 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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12:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h40 07:24PMLinz Hbf
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12:53PMCologne Hbf8h40 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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12:53PMCologne Hbf8h40 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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01:24PMCologne Hbf7h50 09:14PMLinz Hbf
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01:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz7h41 09:14PMLinz Hbf
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01:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h00 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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01:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz7h41 09:14PMLinz Hbf
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02:31PMCologne Hbf7h02 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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02:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h49 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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02:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h49 09:33PMLinz Hbf
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03:25PMCologne Hbf7h52 11:17PMLinz Hbf
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03:35PMCologne Messe/Deutz7h42 11:17PMLinz Hbf
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03:35PMCologne Messe/Deutz7h42 11:17PMLinz Hbf
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04:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz12h48 05:32AMLinz Hbf
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04:53PMCologne Hbf11h51 04:44AMLinz Hbf
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04:53PMCologne Hbf11h59 04:52AMLinz Hbf
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05:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz11h48 05:32AMLinz Hbf
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05:55PMCologne Hbf10h49 04:44AMLinz Hbf
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05:55PMCologne Hbf10h57 04:52AMLinz Hbf
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06:31PMCologne Hbf10h21 04:52AMLinz Hbf
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06:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz10h08 04:52AMLinz Hbf
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10:28PMCologne Hbf9h18 07:46AMLinz Hbf
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10:47PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h59 07:46AMLinz Hbf
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The fastest trains from Cologne to Linz

Showing times and prices for Dec 1

Fastest Journey

6 h 30 m

Average

8 h 7 m

Trains per day

71

Distance

603 km

Of the 71 trains that leave Cologne for Linz every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 603 km distance in an average of 8 h 7 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 12 h 48 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
08:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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$601One-way
Fastest
10:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 05:24PMLinz Hbf
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$1081One-way
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08:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 03:24PMLinz Hbf
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$671One-way
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06:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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$671One-way
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06:54AMCologne Hbf6h30 01:24PMLinz Hbf
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$601One-way

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Deutsche Bahn Cologne – Linz

Find the best trains from Cologne to Linz with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $45 (€38). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Cologne to Linz. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: $45

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Linz and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Linz
Travel by train to Linz 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 Cologne to Linz.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Linz, Austria?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Linz, Austria by train is: Restricted.

Can I enter Austria from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 Linz, Austria?

All travelers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to Linz as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Linz, Austria?

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

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

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

Last checked on 11/29/21. 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 train to Cologne from Linz here.

How much are cheap trains between Cologne and Linz?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Linz to cost as little as $45 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Cologne and Linz?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Linz train to cost on average $53 (€44)  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Linz by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Linz by train to be approximately 374 miles (603 km).
How long is the train from Cologne to Linz?
The Cologne to Linz train duration is on average 6 h 49 min, which is to be expected when traveling 374 miles (603 km) from Cologne to Linz. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Cologne goes to Linz? What train station do I come into Linz from Cologne?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Linz you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Linz Hbf, Linz/Donau Urfahr and Linz/Donau Wegscheid Bahnhof.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Linz Hbf.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Linz?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Linz Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which train providers can take me between Cologne and Linz?
When taking a train from Cologne to Linz, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet for the best way to get you to Linz. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Cologne to Linz and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I buy a direct train from Cologne to Linz?
Yes, there are 8 direct trains per day from Cologne to Linz with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from Cologne to Linz?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Cologne to Linz. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Cologne to Linz? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Cologne at 4: 37 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 1: 44 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Linz and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Cologne to Linz train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase the Cologne to Linz train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $53 (€44). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Cologne to Linz. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Linz
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Linz.
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ParkingParking
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+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB