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Travel Information to Cologne from Linz

distanceDistance374 miles (603 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€35) • 10 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $54 (€45) • 6 h 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 374 miles (603 km) by bus or train to Cologne from Linz. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 29 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Union Ivkoni International or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Linz to Cologne.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Cologne from Linz?

International travel from Linz, 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 Linz?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 12/3/21; 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 Linz.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Linz, Austria from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Linz, Austria from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Linz, Austria from Cologne, Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Linz from Cologne?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Linz, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Linz from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from Linz?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Linz and Cologne. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Linz and Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Linz to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $42 (€35) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $12 (€10) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $54 (€45) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Linz to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between Linz and Cologne is by train, which takes on average 6 h 29 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 10 h 5 min.

How many miles from Linz to Cologne would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Linz to Cologne is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Linz to Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Linz and Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Linz to Cologne depart from Linz, Industriezeile to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Linz Hbf to Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Linz to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Linz to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International for buses to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Union Ivkoni International Linz to Cologne tickets on Omio for $42 (€35).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn with connection Linz to Cologne tickets on Omio for $54 (€45).
Can I travel directly from Linz to Cologne?

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

  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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 to Cologne from Linz.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Linz to Cologne?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Linz 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 Linz 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 tickets to Cologne from Linz online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $42 (€35) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $54 (€45) one way.

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

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