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from Vienna to Cologne

You can get from Vienna to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Vienna to Cologne on Sep 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20PMVienna International Airport1h35 09:55PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$1471One-way
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11:59PMVienna12h16 12:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$551One-way
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05:55PMVienna International Airport1h35 07:30PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$1621One-way
09:00AMVienna International Airport1h35 10:35AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$1891One-way
10:15AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)7h58 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$1261One-way

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Wed
Sep 22
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Thu
Sep 23
$50Deutsche Bahn
$49Union Ivkoni International
$130Eurowings Europe
Fri
Sep 24
$87Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$101Wizz Air
Sat
Sep 25
$62Deutsche Bahn
$48Union Ivkoni International
$144Malta Air
Sun
Sep 26
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$45STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$242Eurowings
Mon
Sep 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
$51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29Wizz Air
Tue
Sep 28
$47Deutsche Bahn
$45STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$20Malta Air
Wed
Sep 29
$37Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$11Wizz Air
Thu
Sep 30
$47Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$67ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$44Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$60Malta Air
Sun
Oct 3
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50Flixbus
$86Malta Air
Mon
Oct 4
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$57Wizz Air
Tue
Oct 5
$37Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$26Malta Air
Wed
Oct 6
$37Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$11Wizz Air
Thu
Oct 7
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$43ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 8
$37Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$57Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 9
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$67Malta Air
Sun
Oct 10
$37Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$67Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$37Deutsche Bahn
$35STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29Wizz Air
Tue
Oct 12
$37Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$18Malta Air

Travel Information from Vienna to Cologne

distanceDistance461 miles (743 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$48 - $74
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $48 (€39) • 12 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $60 (€48) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion 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.

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FAQs
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Vienna and Cologne?

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Austria enter Germany?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Vienna?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

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.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Austria from Cologne, Germany?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, 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 Vienna 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 Vienna, 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 9/19/21. 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.

How do I reach Cologne from Vienna?

There are 3 travel options from Vienna to Cologne: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Vienna to Cologne?

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.

What is the fastest way to get from Vienna to Cologne?

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.

What is the distance from Vienna to Cologne?

The distance is approximately 461 miles (743 km) from Vienna to Cologne.

How many services a day are there between Vienna and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Cologne is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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.

What are the departure and arrival points in Vienna and in Cologne?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights mostly depart from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Vienna to Cologne most often leave from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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:

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Union Ivkoni International Vienna to Cologne tickets on Omio for $48 (€39).
  • Ryanair can take you to Cologne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Vienna to Cologne for $60 (€48).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Vienna to Cologne tickets on Omio for $74 (€60).
Can I find a direct route from Vienna to Cologne?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE with 2 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 to Cologne from Vienna.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Vienna to Cologne ends?
Your trip from Vienna to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Vienna to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
How early should I buy tickets from Vienna to Cologne online for the best deals?

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:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $48 (€39) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $60 (€48) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $74 (€60) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Cologne
Wien Hbf
Amenities
Wien Westbahnhof
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