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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.

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Fly from Cologne Bonn  •  4 h 10 min

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

$84 - $231

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Bus  •  14 h 33 min

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

$66 - $103

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 49 min

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

$80 - $223

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 - $308

Train via Frankfurt  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice

$161 - $238

Train  •  8 h 52 min

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

$160 - $240

Train, bus  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf S6
  2. Take the bus from Essen to Vienna

$85 - $117

Train, drive  •  7 h 41 min

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

$138 - $209

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Vienna 560.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Vienna is to train and bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 1 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 10 min.

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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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 52 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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The best way to get from Cologne to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8 h 25 min and costs 140€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Cologne to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 70€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 8 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 14 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Cologne to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 464.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Cologne to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Vienna via Frankfurt and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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 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 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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 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(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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 Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Hansaring to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
avv.de
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 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 - $100
Website
eurolines.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Vienna is 897 km. It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to drive from Cologne to Vienna.

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

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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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