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 $ 138 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 47.
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9 h 38 m
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Of the 38 trains that leave Vienna for Cologne every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 743 km distance in an average of 9 h 38 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 7 h 50 m .
The slowest trains will take 13 h 55 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.
|Distance||461 miles (743 km)|
|Average train duration||9 h 44 min|
|Average train ticket price||$54 (€43)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Vienna to Cologne cover the 461 miles (743 km) long route taking on average 9 h 44 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $54 (€43). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train between Vienna and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $47 (€38). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Vienna to Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your trip from Vienna to Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Vienna and Cologne is 461 miles (743 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Vienna to Cologne start at $47 (€38).
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Vienna to Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
The train connection between Vienna and Cologne connects two beautiful cities. The passenger can choose from up to 36 train connections. These include Railjet, ICE, couchettes, direct connections and those with transfers. The fastest connection takes about 8.5 hours. The first train leaves at 7.30 am, the last at 11.38 pm.
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Who wants to experience Cologne is right here. The streets of the old town are lined with street artists, shows, restaurants and the typical small pubs. In winter, Christmas markets dominate the historic townscape. Also a trip on the Rhine or a visit to a beer garden is very busy among tourists.
Most trains on the Vienna-Cologne route are handled at Vienna Central Station and only a few at Vienna Westbahnhof. Both stations are located on the Vienna Gürtel, one of Vienna's arterial roads. The Westbahnhof is located close to Mariahilferstraße, a popular shopping mile, and can be reached with the U-Bahn line U3. The main station can be reached by U-Bahn line U1. A central node of U1 and U3 is the Station Stephansplatz. The tram line 18 runs between the two stations.
The train journey from Vienna to Cologne first goes towards Munich via the Westbahn line. From there you usually continue via Frankfurt in the direction of the Rhine.
Most trains arrive at Cologne Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), a few at the other side of the Rhine at Köln Messe/Deutz station. The location of the main station could hardly be better. U-Bahn (Lines 5, 16, 18), S-Bahn (all lines) and Bus in close proximity offer excellent public transport connections. In addition, the main station is located at the foot of Cologne Cathedral and in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town, whose streets and alleys are pulsating with life.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Vienna to Cologne before traveling.
Return travel from Germany to Austria is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Vienna from Cologne.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Wien Westbahnhof to Köln Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 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.
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