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from Cologne to Vienna

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Sat
Nov 27
$78ÖBB
$54Flixbus
$346Ryanair
Sun
Nov 28
$78ÖBB | ICE
$46Union Ivkoni International
$99Ryanair
Mon
Nov 29
$78ÖBB | ICE
$46Union Ivkoni International
$22Ryanair
Tue
Nov 30
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$43STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$15Ryanair
Wed
Dec 1
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$43STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$17Ryanair
Thu
Dec 2
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Union Ivkoni International
$27Ryanair
Fri
Dec 3
$45Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$108Tuifly
Sat
Dec 4
$45Deutsche Bahn
$46Union Ivkoni International
$27Ryanair
Sun
Dec 5
$45Deutsche Bahn
$46Union Ivkoni International
$65Ryanair
Mon
Dec 6
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$33STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$27Ryanair
Tue
Dec 7
$45Deutsche Bahn
$33STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$14Ryanair
Wed
Dec 8
$45Deutsche Bahn
$43STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$17Ryanair
Thu
Dec 9
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Union Ivkoni International
$15Ryanair
Fri
Dec 10
$78ÖBB | ICE
$48Flixbus
$65Ryanair
Sat
Dec 11
$78ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
$48Flixbus
$14Ryanair
Sun
Dec 12
$45Deutsche Bahn
$46Union Ivkoni International
$46Ryanair
Mon
Dec 13
$45Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
$21Ryanair
Tue
Dec 14
$78ÖBB | ICE
$30Flixbus
$13Ryanair
Wed
Dec 15
$45Deutsche Bahn
$38Flixbus
$13Ryanair
Thu
Dec 16
$45Deutsche Bahn
$56Union Ivkoni International
$21Ryanair
Fri
Dec 17
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$60Flixbus
$90Tuifly

How to get from Cologne to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Cologne to Vienna, 59,18% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Cologne to Vienna, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs
Does Austria have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Vienna from Cologne?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Vienna from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Vienna, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 11/25/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Vienna from Cologne.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Vienna, Austria?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Austria is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Vienna restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Vienna?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 11/26/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Vienna closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Vienna from Cologne?

There are 3 ways to get from Cologne to Vienna: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Vienna?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Vienna is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $45 (€38) compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A train is generally $93 (€78) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $138 (€116) from Cologne to Vienna.

Taking a train is about $4 (€3) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $49 (€41) for this route.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Vienna?

The fastest way to get to Vienna from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Vienna can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 1 min   of travel time.

How far is Vienna from Cologne?

Vienna is approximately 461 miles (743 km) away from Cologne.

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Vienna?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Vienna is:

  • 6 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Vienna as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Vienna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Vienna:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travelers take a train from Köln Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Vienna?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Vienna:

  • You can take a flight from Cologne to Vienna with Malta Air. Cheap tickets can be found for $138 (€116) with Malta Air from Cologne to Vienna.
  • You can go to Vienna from Cologne by bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $49 (€41) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Cologne to Vienna on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Cologne and Vienna with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Cologne to Vienna tickets for $45 (€38) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cologne to Vienna?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Vienna often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Prague, Budapest or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Vienna itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Vienna and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Cologne to Vienna tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $138 (€116) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $49 (€41) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $45 (€38) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Vienna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.