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There are 9 ways to get from Como to Linz by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Linz Hbf

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Vienna, train

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Como to Zurich Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Linz Wissensturm

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Como to Bregenz
  2. Take the train from Bregenz to Linz Hbf

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Salzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Como to Linz

Fly Milan Malpensa to Linz

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Linz (LNZ)

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Linz

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Linz (LNZ)

Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Vienna

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Vienna (VIE)
  4. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Italy → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Austria from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Linz is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Linz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Linz is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Austria.

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Last updated: 1 Dec 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Como to Linz is to bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Linz is to fly and train which costs €40 - €140 and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Como to Linz. However, there are services departing from Como and arriving at Linz Wissensturm via Zurich Limmatstrasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Linz. However, there are services departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Linz Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 11m.

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The distance between Como and Linz is 482 km. The road distance is 696.7 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Linz without a car is to train which takes 10h 11m and costs €200 - €410.

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It takes approximately 10h 11m to get from Como to Linz, including transfers.

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Como to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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Como to Linz train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Linz is to train which takes 10h 11m and costs €200 - €410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 11h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €100 - €420 and takes 7h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Como to Linz.
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  • Distance: 482 km
  • Duration: 10h 11m

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Linz, Austria?

You can take a train from Como to Linz via Zuerich Hb in around 10h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Como to Linz via Zurich Bus Station and Zurich Limmatstrasse in around 11h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Linz via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Milan Linate to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €100
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €110
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Linz via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €1800
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€9 - €130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€160 - €290
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€85 - €120
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bregenz to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Nightjet
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €12
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€8 - €12
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Como San Giovanni Train Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Como to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Como to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Linz Wissensturm
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Union Ivkoni
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
TerraVision IT
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Como to Linz bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Linz Wissensturm station.

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Como to Linz train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Linz is 697 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Como to Linz.

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Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Linz Airport.

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