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Travel Information between Innsbruck and Cologne

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $47
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€35) • 12 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $47 (€38) • 6 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus or train to travel 322 miles (520 km) from Innsbruck to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Innsbruck to Cologne.

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Travel from Innsbruck to Cologne
Travel 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 Innsbruck to Cologne.
Is cross-border travel to Cologne, Germany from Innsbruck, Austria currently allowed?

International travel from Innsbruck, Austria to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if traveling from Innsbruck?

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 measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21; 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 to Cologne from Innsbruck.

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

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

Is my journey back to Innsbruck from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Innsbruck, Austria?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 9/22/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Innsbruck from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Innsbruck to Cologne?

There are 2 travel options from Innsbruck to Cologne: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel between Innsbruck and Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $44 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $4 (€3) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Innsbruck to Cologne costing on average $47 (€38).

What is the quickest way from Innsbruck to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Innsbruck is by train, which takes on average 6 h 48 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h 35 min   on average.

What is the distance between Innsbruck and Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 322 miles (520 km) between Innsbruck and Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Innsbruck to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Innsbruck to Cologne is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Cologne from Innsbruck as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Innsbruck and Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Innsbruck and Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Innsbruck to Cologne:

  • Buses from Innsbruck to Cologne most often leave from Innsbruck, Olympiaworld and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Innsbruck Hbf and tend to arrive in Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Innsbruck to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel to Cologne from Innsbruck by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $44 (€35) with Flixbus from Innsbruck to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train between Innsbruck and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Innsbruck to Cologne tickets for $47 (€38) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Innsbruck to Cologne?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Innsbruck to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Innsbruck and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Innsbruck to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $44 (€35) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $47 (€38) one way on average.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf

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