There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to Innsbruck by train, car train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Kufstein  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$153 - $223

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Bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße N537

$56 - $88

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Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Ec / ...

$147 - $215

Train #2  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Ic

$130 - $200

Car train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln to Innsbruck Ski Train

$110 - $140

Bus Eurolines DE  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to München ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040 / ...

$67 - $126

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Innsbruck 425.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$117 - $302

Fly Dusseldorf to Munich, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Munich (MUC) DUS - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  3. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf

$106 - $268

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Innsbruck  •  5 h 22 min

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

$165 - $365

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Salzburg (SZG) CGN - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

$114 - $403

Train to Dortmund, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Munich (MUC) DTM - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  4. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf

$126 - $324

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  2. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Feldkirch
  3. Take the train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf

$142 - $516

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Innsbruck is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Innsbruck is to train and fly which costs 140€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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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 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Innsbruck is 521 km. The road distance is 680.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Innsbruck without a car is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Cologne to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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Cologne to Innsbruck bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne Hbf station.

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Cologne to Innsbruck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Innsbruck is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs 130€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 325.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Innsbruck via München Hbf and Kufstein in around 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Innsbruck once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
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 Lindau Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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 to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 - $120
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Cologne to Innsbruck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Innsbruck is 680 km. It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to drive from Cologne to Innsbruck.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1299+ hotels available in Innsbruck. Prices start at $70 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 13€ - 16€.

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