You can get from Vienna to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Cologne on Sep 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||461 miles (743 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$48 - $74|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $48 (€39) • 12 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $60 (€48) • 1 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||Union Ivkoni International, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 461 miles (743 km) by bus, flight or train between Vienna and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $48 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Union Ivkoni International, Ryanair or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Cologne.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry into Germany:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 9/21/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your journey between Vienna and Cologne.
The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Partially open.
Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
All travelers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 9/19/21. 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 Vienna from Cologne here.
There are 3 travel options from Vienna to Cologne: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Vienna is by taking a bus, which costs on average $48 (€39).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:
Taking a bus is usually $12 (€10) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $60 (€48) for the same trip.
Taking a bus is usually $26 (€21) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $74 (€60) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Cologne from Vienna is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.
Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h 20 min on average.
In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 15 min.
The distance is approximately 461 miles (743 km) from Vienna to Cologne.
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Vienna and 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 from Vienna to Cologne:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Vienna to Cologne with the following travel companies:
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 Vienna.
When planning your trip from Vienna to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Vienna to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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