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

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Graz  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Graz (GRZ) CGN - GRZ

$131 - $223

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Bus  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Graz, Graz central train station N261

$66 - $103

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Graz  •  5 h 46 min

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

$122 - $365

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Graz  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Graz (GRZ) FRA - GRZ

$134 - $310

Fly Cologne Bonn to Vienna, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf

$101 - $268

Fly Dusseldorf to Vienna, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Vienna (VIE) DUS - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf

$97 - $260

Fly Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Klagenfurt (KLU) CGN - KLU
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz)

$116 - $306

Train via Linz/Donau Hbf  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Graz Hbf Ic

$171 - $273

Train, drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Graz

$169 - $265

Train  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Klagenfurt Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) Bus

$185 - $275

Car train, train  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Bischofshofen Uex 1387
  2. Take the train from Bischofshofen to Graz Hbf Ic / ...

$98 - $189

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Graz 561.6 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Graz is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Graz is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Graz. However, there are services departing from Koln Messe/Deutz and arriving at Graz Hbf via Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Graz is 754 km. The road distance is 898.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Graz without a car is to train which takes 11 h 9 min and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Cologne to Graz, including transfers.

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Cologne to Graz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Koln Messe/Deutz station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Graz is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 240€ and takes 11 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 13 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Graz Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Cologne to Graz train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Graz Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Graz.
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  • Distance: 471.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Graz, Austria?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Graz hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Graz via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, Linz/Donau Hbf, and Linz Hbf in around 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Graz via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $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
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Klagenfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
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 Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Bischofshofen to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Bischofshofen
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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 Graz, Graz central train station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Graz is 899 km. It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to drive from Cologne to Graz.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Graz Airport.

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There are 316+ hotels available in Graz. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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