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Train Information from Salzburg to Cologne

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB

Trains from Salzburg to Cologne cover the 348 miles (561 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 25 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $30 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $35 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Train from Salzburg to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best trains between Salzburg and Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $30 (€24). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Official Deutsche Bahn tickets from Salzburg to Cologne are available on Omio! Germany's largest rail company offers high-quality services between Salzburg and Cologne to cover the 348 miles (561 km) journey, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB trains from Salzburg to Cologne on offer. Simply choose the best times and tickets (including Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares) available for you to make the journey between Salzburg and Cologne with DB. You can also find Deutsche Bahn’s discount cards, such as the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, and use these to purchase DB tickets on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities on offer and time needed to travel. You'll be sure to find the perfect train type to suit your needs, such as: InterCity Express (ICE) for high-speed trains, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) for express domestic and international trains, and more local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket between Salzburg and Cologne:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Salzburg 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 Salzburg to Cologne.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I'm coming from Salzburg, Austria by train?

Travel between Salzburg, 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 Salzburg?

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 9/26/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Salzburg and Cologne before traveling.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Salzburg 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 Salzburg, 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 9/26/21. 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 Salzburg from Cologne here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Salzburg to Cologne?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Salzburg to Cologne to cost as little as $30 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Salzburg and Cologne?
The train price from Salzburg to Cologne is on average $35 (€28)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance between Salzburg and Cologne by train?
You should expect to travel around 348 miles (561 km)  to Cologne from Salzburg by train.
How long is a train between Salzburg and Cologne on average?
While the time it takes to travel 348 miles (561 km) between Salzburg and Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Salzburg to Cologne train journey time is on average 8 h 25 min.
What is the departure train station in Salzburg and arrival train station in Cologne?

When taking a train from Salzburg, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Salzburg Hbf   to Köln Hbf.

Where do I find the Salzburg train station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne train station?

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

What train providers offer a service to Cologne from Salzburg?
If you're looking for trains from Salzburg to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Salzburg to Cologne route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Cologne from Salzburg a day?
The average number of trains departing Salzburg for Cologne is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Salzburg to Cologne? When does the last train depart from Salzburg to Cologne?
You can take the earliest train from Salzburg to Cologne at 4: 40 AM   or take the last train from Salzburg to Cologne leaving at 8: 58 PM. Look for the latest Salzburg to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I buy Salzburg to Cologne train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains from Salzburg to Cologne to cost on average $35 (€28) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Salzburg to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.