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from Salzburg to Cologne

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Travel Information to Cologne from Salzburg

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $94
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $30 (€24) • 6 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€75) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings Europe, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 348 miles (561 km) to Cologne from Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings Europe, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Salzburg to Cologne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Salzburg, Austria to Cologne, Germany?

Travel from Salzburg, Austria to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Salzburg restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Salzburg?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Salzburg to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Salzburg, Austria from Cologne, Germany?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Salzburg, 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 Salzburg 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 Salzburg, 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 9/22/21. 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 Salzburg from Cologne here.

How do I get from Salzburg to Cologne?

You can travel between Salzburg and Cologne 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Salzburg to Cologne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Salzburg is by taking a train with an average price of $30 (€24).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a train is usually $64 (€51) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $94 (€75) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $15 (€12) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€36) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Salzburg to Cologne?

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

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 10 h 35 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 16 min   on average.

How far is Cologne from Salzburg?

Cologne is approximately 348 miles (561 km) away from Salzburg.

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

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Cologne is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Salzburg? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Salzburg to Cologne depart from Salzburg Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Salzburg to Cologne depart from Salzburg, Lastenstrasse to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Salzburg to Cologne?

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

  • Travel with Eurowings Europe for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Europe Salzburg to Cologne tickets on Omio for $94 (€75).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Salzburg to Cologne tickets on Omio for $45 (€36).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Cologne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Salzburg to Cologne tickets on Omio for $30 (€24).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Cologne from Salzburg ends?
Omio customers who travel from Salzburg to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Salzburg to Cologne online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Salzburg to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $94 (€75) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $45 (€36) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $30 (€24) one way.

But we recommend booking Salzburg to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Salzburg
Cologne
Salzburg
Amenities
Salzburg-W.A. Mozart
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Salzburg HBF is located in the city center. From here, Obus 2 runs to and from Salzburg Airport