How to get from Salzburg to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Salzburg to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||348 miles (561 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$49 - $156|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $49 (€44) • 12 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $156 (€140) • 3 h 25 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Take a bus, flight or train to travel 348 miles (561 km) between Salzburg and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€44). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Salzburg to Cologne.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $33 (€30). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Cologne from Salzburg. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.
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.
Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel to Cologne from Salzburg.
You can get from Salzburg to Cologne 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Salzburg and Cologne is a bus with an average price of $49 (€44).
This is compared to other travel options from Salzburg to Cologne:
A bus is $107 (€96) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $156 (€140) from Salzburg to Cologne.
A bus is $50 (€45) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Salzburg to Cologne costing on average $99 (€89).
The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Salzburg is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 25 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes on average 12 h.
Train takes 7 h 53 min on average.
The Salzburg to Cologne distance is around 348 miles (561 km).
The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Salzburg to Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Salzburg to Cologne:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Salzburg to Cologne with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
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