There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Vienna 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 from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 5 min

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

$84 - $231

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 33 min

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

$65 - $102

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 45 min

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

$67 - $226

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 43 min

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

$112 - $307

Train via Würzburg Hbf  •  8 h 31 min

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

$172 - $258

Train  •  8 h 52 min

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

$160 - $240

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

$73 - $98

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 Ostbahnhof to Vienna

$161 - $238

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 Vienna 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 Vienna is to fly which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Vienna is 743 km. The road distance is 897.5 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 464.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Vienna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Vienna via Würzburg Hbf in around 8 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
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 Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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 Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
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
$15 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$15 - $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
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.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
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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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 - $95
Website
eurolines.de

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