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.
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6 h 30 m
8 h 7 m
Trains per day
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.
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 (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.
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:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Linz, Austria by train is: Restricted.
International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Linz to Cologne is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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