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Train Information between Linz and Cologne

distanceDistance374 miles (603 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$59 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Linz to Cologne cover the 374 miles (603 km) long route taking on average 8 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $59 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Linz Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Linz – Cologne

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Linz and Cologne from $47 (€38) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey between Linz and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Linz and Cologne and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Linz and Cologne by DB is 374 miles (603 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Linz to Cologne is $47 (€38).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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 between Linz and Cologne and when traveling by train:

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

Travel Tips

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

Travel between Linz, Austria and Cologne, Germany by train 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 Linz?

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 10/27/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Linz to Cologne before traveling.

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

Return travel from Germany to Austria is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Linz from Cologne?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 10/27/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Linz from Cologne.

How much does a cheap train to Cologne from Linz cost?
Train tickets to Cologne from Linz for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $47 (€38)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Linz and Cologne?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Linz to Cologne train to cost on average $59 (€48)  one way.
How far is Cologne from Linz by train?
The Linz to Cologne train distance is approximately 374 miles (603 km).
How long is the train ride between Linz and Cologne?
On average the Linz to Cologne train travel time is 8 h 13 min  for the 374 miles (603 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Linz to Cologne, which train station in Linz do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Linz to Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Linz Hbf, Linz/Donau Urfahr and Linz/Donau Wegscheid Bahnhof. Your route can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

Where is the train station in Linz to go to Cologne? Where is the train station in Cologne located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Linz Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Linz.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Cologne.

Which train companies should I travel with from Linz to Cologne?
Take the Linz to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Linz to Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from Linz to Cologne?
Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day from Linz to Cologne, and you can find a direct train for this route with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there between Linz and Cologne?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Linz to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Linz to Cologne?
You can take the first train from Linz to Cologne at 6: 18 AM. The last train from Linz to Cologne that you can take departs at 11: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Linz to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I purchase the Linz to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?
If you book a train ticket from Linz to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $59 (€48) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cologne from Linz are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Linz
Cologne
Linz Hbf is the most popular Linz 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 Linz for your trip to Cologne.