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

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

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Salzburg  •  3 h 3 min

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

$135 - $356

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Munich, Munich central bus station N28 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$50 - $87

11 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Salzburg  •  3 h 35 min

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

$82 - $358

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, train  •  5 h 11 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

Fly Dusseldorf to Salzburg  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Salzburg (SZG) DUS - SZG

$59 - $253

Fly Dusseldorf to Munich, train  •  5 h 47 min

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

$102 - $246

Train to Dortmund, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Munich (MUC) DTM - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$123 - $320

Fly Dusseldorf to Linz, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$94 - $510

Train via München Hbf  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$151 - $214

Train, drive  •  6 h 3 min

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

$141 - $202

Train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Salzburg Hbf Ec

$140 - $210

Bus, train  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to München ZOB
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$95 - $162

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Salzburg 450.1 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Salzburg is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Salzburg is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 310€ and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Salzburg is 562 km. The road distance is 720.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Cologne to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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

Eurowings flies from Cologne to Salzburg 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Salzburg via München Hbf in around 6 h 37 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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 43 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
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 Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
Frequency
6 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 Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Wels to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
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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