You can get from Cologne to Salzburg by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Salzburg on May 31 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||348 miles (561 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$29 - $225|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $29 (€25) • 12 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $225 (€195) • 3 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, bringer air cargo taxi or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Travel 348 miles (561 km) by bus, flight or train from Cologne to Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, bringer air cargo taxi or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Salzburg.
International travel from Cologne, Germany to Salzburg, Austria is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 5/17/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip between Cologne and Salzburg.
The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Austria is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of reentry into Germany:
You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 5/25/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here.
You can travel to Salzburg from Cologne 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Salzburg is by taking a bus with an average price of $29 (€25).
This is compared to other travel options to Salzburg:
Taking a bus is about $196 (€170) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $225 (€195) for this journey.
Taking a bus is about $23 (€20) less than taking a train, which costs on average $52 (€45) for this trip.
The fastest way from Cologne to Salzburg is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 10 min.
There are alternative travel options to Salzburg that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h 15 min on average.
In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 48 min on average.
Salzburg is approximately 348 miles (561 km) away from Cologne.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Salzburg is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Salzburg from Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Salzburg:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Salzburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Salzburg with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Salzburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Salzburg from Cologne.
When planning your trip from Cologne to Salzburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Salzburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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