How to travel from Linz to Cologne

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Travel Information from Linz to Cologne

distanceDistance374 miles (603 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$29 - $92
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€25) • 10 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $92 (€80) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 374 miles (603 km) by train, bus or flight from Linz to Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Linz to Cologne.

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from Linz to Cologne

How to get from Linz to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Linz to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Linz, Industriezeile
10:30AMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Linz, Industriezeile
09:55PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
Linz Hbf
03:04PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
Linz Hbf
04:05PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
Linz Hbf
06:12PMCologne Messe/Deutz
1 transfer
Linz Hbf
04:05PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Linz, Industriezeile
09:05AMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Linz, Industriezeile
04:40AMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Linz, Industriezeile
03:25PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer

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Deutsche Bahn

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Travel to Cologne from Linz on Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and ÖBB Nightjet travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Linz and Cologne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Linz to Cologne

      FAQs: 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 Linz to Cologne.

      There are 3 travel options from Linz to Cologne. You can take a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Linz is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€25).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Linz to Cologne:

      Taking a bus costs $64 (€55) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $92 (€80).

      A bus is $29 (€25) less than a train with an average ticket price of $58 (€50) from Linz to Cologne.

      The fastest way to get to Cologne from Linz is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

      Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

      Bus takes on average 10 h 45 min.

      Train takes 6 h 30 min on average.

      The Linz to Cologne distance is around 374 miles (603 km).

      The average frequency per day from Linz to Cologne is:

      • 2 buses per day.
      • Around 4 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses most often depart from Linz at Linz, Industriezeile and arrive in Cologne at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Flights mostly depart from Linz Airport and arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.
      • Trains mostly depart from Linz Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Linz to Cologne:

      • Travel with FlixBus, Ourbus or BlaBlaCar to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Linz to Cologne tickets on Omio for $29 (€25).
      • Eurowings can take you to Cologne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Linz to Cologne for $92 (€80).
      • Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | InterCity can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Linz to Cologne for $58 (€50).

      Yes, there are direct services available from Linz to Cologne with the following travel companies:

      • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB Nightjet with 4 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Linz and Cologne.

      Your trip from Linz to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main to your Linz to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!

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