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.

Recommended option

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

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

$80 - $231

Cheapest option

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Salzburg  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Salzburg (SZG) DUS - SZG

$58 - $262

10 alternative options

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

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

$77 - $248

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

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

$82 - $358

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$110 - $291

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Linz  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Linz (LNZ) DUS - LNZ

$88 - $491

Train via Würzburg Hbf  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof Wb

$178 - $268

Train  •  9 h 16 min

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

$170 - $250

Bus  •  14 h 51 min

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

$65 - $111

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

$75 - $101

Train, drive  •  8 h 45 min

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

$173 - $254

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Vienna 560.9 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Austria is to train and bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Austria is to fly which costs 70€ - 310€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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

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

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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 Würzburg Hbf, Linz/Donau Hbf, Linz Hbf, Wien Westbahnhof, and Westbahnhof in around 8 h 56 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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 5 min
When
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
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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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
Purchase an
eurail.com
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
5 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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