The cheapest trains from Vienna to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$47

Average

$138

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.

Cheapest
08:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h55 10:25AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$471One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h50 06:05AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$741One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h35 06:05AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$741One-way
11:27PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h52 12:19PMCologne Hbf
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$811One-way
11:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h02 08:17PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$871One-way

Timetable Vienna to Cologne

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04:55AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h46 02:41PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h23 02:53PMCologne Hbf
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06:50AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h15 03:05PMCologne Hbf
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06:50AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 03:33PMCologne Hbf
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06:50AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h29 04:19PMCologne Hbf
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06:50AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h15 03:05PMCologne Hbf
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06:50AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 03:33PMCologne Hbf
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09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h24 05:39PMCologne Hbf
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09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 05:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 05:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h24 05:39PMCologne Hbf
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09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h04 06:19PMCologne Hbf
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10:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h10 06:25PMCologne Hbf
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10:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h58 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h02 08:17PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 07:05PMCologne Hbf
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11:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h04 08:19PMCologne Hbf
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11:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 07:05PMCologne Hbf
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11:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h23 08:53PMCologne Hbf
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11:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h12 08:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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01:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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01:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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01:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h50 10:05PMCologne Hbf
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01:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h50 10:05PMCologne Hbf
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03:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h01 12:16AMCologne Hbf
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03:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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03:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h58 12:13AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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03:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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05:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h50 06:05AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h04 06:19AMCologne Hbf
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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h49 06:19AMCologne Hbf
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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h35 06:05AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:13PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)10h34 06:47AMCologne Hbf
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08:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h55 10:25AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:27PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h52 12:19PMCologne Hbf
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11:27PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)12h38 12:05PMCologne Hbf
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11:27PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h52 01:19PMCologne Hbf
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11:27PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)11h38 11:05AMCologne Hbf
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Tue
Sep 21
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$86Malta Air
Wed
Sep 22
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$44Wizz Air
Thu
Sep 23
$50Deutsche Bahn
$49Union Ivkoni International
$121ryanair sun
Fri
Sep 24
$74Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$38Wizz Air
Sat
Sep 25
$62Deutsche Bahn
$48Union Ivkoni International
$171Malta Air
Sun
Sep 26
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$242Eurowings
Mon
Sep 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29Wizz Air
Tue
Sep 28
$47Deutsche Bahn
$45STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$20Malta Air
Wed
Sep 29
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$11Wizz Air
Thu
Sep 30
$47Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$51ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$44Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$60Malta Air
Sun
Oct 3
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50Flixbus
$86Malta Air
Mon
Oct 4
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$57Wizz Air
Tue
Oct 5
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$26Malta Air
Wed
Oct 6
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$11Wizz Air
Thu
Oct 7
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$43ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 8
$37Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
$57Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 9
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$67Malta Air
Sun
Oct 10
$37Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$67Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29Wizz Air

The fastest trains from Vienna to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

7 h 50 m

Average

9 h 38 m

Trains per day

38

Distance

743 km

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.

Fastest
09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 05:05PMCologne Hbf
2 changes
$1371One-way
Fastest
09:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 05:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1121One-way
Fastest
01:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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$2451One-way
Fastest
01:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1121One-way
Fastest
03:15PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h50 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1371One-way

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Train Information between Vienna and Cologne

distanceDistance461 miles (743 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Deutsche Bahn

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:

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

Train from Vienna to Cologne

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.

Here it goes directly to the travel details.

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.

Train from Vienna

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.

By train to Cologne

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 Tips

Trains from Vienna 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 Vienna to Cologne.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Vienna and Cologne?

Travel between Vienna, 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 Vienna?

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 9/20/21. 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.

What restrictions are there on reentering Austria from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Austria is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Vienna 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 Vienna, 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 9/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Vienna from Cologne.

How much are cheap trains between Vienna and Cologne?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Vienna to Cologne for as low as $47 (€38)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Vienna and Cologne?
The Vienna to Cologne train ticket price is on average $54 (€43)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Cologne from Vienna by train?
The distance between Vienna and Cologne by train is approximately 461 miles (743 km).
How long is the train ride from Vienna to Cologne?
On average the Vienna to Cologne train time is 9 h 44 min  covering the 461 miles (743 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Vienna goes to Cologne? What train station do I come into Cologne from Vienna?

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

Where is the departure train station in Vienna located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

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.

What train companies offer a service from Vienna to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Vienna to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Vienna to Cologne journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Vienna to Cologne?
Yes, there are 2 direct trains per day from Vienna to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE, 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 purchase your train ticket.
How many train services are there from Vienna to Cologne a day?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Vienna to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Vienna to Cologne? When is the last train from Vienna to Cologne?
You can take the earliest train from Vienna to Cologne at 4: 50 AM   or take the last train from Vienna to Cologne leaving at 9: 27 PM. Look for the latest Vienna to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I buy Vienna to Cologne train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Vienna and Cologne to cost on average $54 (€43) 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 Vienna to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Cologne
Wien Hbf
Amenities
Wien Westbahnhof
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