There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Austria by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE

$84 - $231

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Bus  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N161 / ...

$69 - $111

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Klagenfurt (KLU) CGN - KLU

$81 - $248

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Salzburg (SZG) CGN - SZG

$86 - $358

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Salzburg  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Salzburg (SZG) DUS - SZG

$72 - $261

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$109 - $291

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Linz  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Linz (LNZ) DUS - LNZ

$102 - $490

Train via Linz, Linz central station, Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz Wb

$157 - $266

Train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice

$169 - $241

Train, bus  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf S6
  2. Take the bus from Essen to Vienna

$85 - $117

Train, drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Vienna

$139 - $210

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Vienna 560.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The distance between Cologne and Austria is 616 km. The road distance is 897.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Austria without a car is to train which takes 8 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Cologne to Austria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Austria is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Austria is 897 km. It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to drive from Cologne to Austria.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 1359+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Austria.
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  • Distance: 384.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Austria?

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Vienna via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, Linz/Donau Hbf, Linz, Linz central station, Train, Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz, and Westbahnhof in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen to Vienna
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
eurolines.de

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