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Cheap train tickets and times from Vienna to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jun 21

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

8 h 52 m

Average

10 h 30 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

569 km

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to start from $167 with an average ticket price of $205.

The fastest train from Vienna to takes 8h 52m in comparison to an average duration of 10h 30m and covers a distance of 569 km.

5 trains that leave Vienna for every day with 4 travelling directly.

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
06:49AM9h16
Vienna
04:05PMKoeln Hbf
$1671One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
09:13AM8h52
Vienna
06:05PMKoeln Hbf
$1671One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
11:13AM8h52
Vienna
08:05PMKoeln Hbf
$1671One-way
0 transfers
Nightjet
08:11PM10h40
Vienna
06:51AMKoeln Hbf
$2561One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB Intercity
07:13PM14h52
Vienna
10:05AMKöln Hbf
$2651One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Vienna to Cologne

distanceDistance353 miles (569 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$192 (€168)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | InterCity

Trains from Vienna to Cologne cover the 353 miles (569 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 52 min with our travel partners like ÖBB Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | InterCity. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $192 (€168), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $170 (€149). Travelers depart most frequently from Vienna Hbf and arrive in Cologne.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet and ÖBB | InterCity from Vienna to Cologne trains

You can travel by train to Cologne from Vienna with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet and ÖBB | InterCity for as low as $167 (€146). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Vienna to Cologne train.

Train information from Vienna to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 52 min
  • Cheapest Price: $167
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Vienna to Cologne

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Vienna to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Vienna to Cologne

FAQs: Travel by train from Vienna 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
Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Cologne can start from as little as $170 (€149) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Vienna to Cologne is $192 (€168); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Vienna to Cologne train travel time is 8 h 52 min   for the 353 mile (569 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Vienna to Cologne leaves at 6: 49 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Vienna to Cologne leaves at 8: 11 PM.
Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day from Vienna to Cologne with ÖBB Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Vienna to Cologne train with ÖBB Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | InterCity. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Vienna to Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Vienna to Cologne with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Vienna Hbf, which is located around 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne, located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel to Cologne from Vienna 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Vienna and Cologne

Vienna
Cologne
The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Vienna Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Vienna Hbf for your journey from Vienna to Cologne.
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phone
Phone Number
+43 51717
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 09: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat: 09: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Vienna Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S60, S80
Tram lines: 18, D, O
Bus lines: 13A, 69A, N66, VAL
Train lines: R, RJ, RJX, REX, EC, NJ, EN, ICE, IC
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Vienna, Central Station (Wiedner Gürtel)

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