There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Innsbruck by plane, train, car train, bus, night train 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 Dusseldorf to Innsbruck  •  5 h 37 min

  1. DUS - INN

$123 - $403

Cheapest option

Bus via Köln/Bonn Flughafen  •  12 h 53 min

  1. 027 / ...
  2. 040 / ...

$50 - $91

10 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. CGN - MUC

$105 - $291

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Innsbruck  •  4 h 4 min

  1. FRA - INN

$177 - $377

Fly Dusseldorf to Munich, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. DUS - MUC

$109 - $255

Train to Dortmund, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. DTM - MUC

$121 - $324

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. CGN - SZG

$110 - $403

Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Ice
  2. Ec

$138 - $200

Car train  •  10 h 9 min

$110 - $140

Bus Eurolines DE  •  15 h 58 min

  1. 040 / ...

$67 - $125

Night train  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Nj

$140 - $210

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. 425.2 miles

$85 - $130

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

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Innsbruck hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Innsbruck via München Hbf in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $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
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Innsbruck via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
Night train from Köln Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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 Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Innsbruck is 521 km. The road distance is 680 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Innsbruck is to bus which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Innsbruck is to train and fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 150€ - 330€.

Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf. This train operates Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 53 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Cologne to Innsbruck, including transfers.