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There are 5 ways to get from Innsbruck to Passau by 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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Train

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Linz Industriezeile
  2. Take the bus from Linz Industriezeile to Passau central train station

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Train via Munich

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Passau Hbf

Train via Rosenheim

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Rosenheim
  2. Take the train from Rosenheim to Mühldorf
  3. Take the train from Mühldorf to Passau Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Passau

Innsbruck to Passau by train

The train journey time between Innsbruck and Passau is around 4h 15m and covers a distance of around 421 km. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. Operated by Railjet, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Österreichische Bundesbahnen and others, the Innsbruck to Passau train service departs from Innsbruck Hbf and arrives in Passau Hbf. Typically 135 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

135 Weekly Trains
4h 15m Average Duration
€60 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Passau is to bus which costs €23 - €30 and takes 6h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Innsbruck to Passau is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 3h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Innsbruck to Passau station. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Passau central train station via Linz Industriezeile. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Innsbruck to Passau. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Passau Hbf via Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Passau is 210 km. The road distance is 271.7 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Passau without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Innsbruck to Passau, including transfers.

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Innsbruck to Passau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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Innsbruck to Passau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Innsbruck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Passau is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs €60 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €30 and takes 6h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Passau.
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  • Distance: 209.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Passau via Linz Hbf in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Innsbruck to Passau via Linz Industriezeile in around 6h 35m.

Train operators
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Railjet
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Rosenheim to Mühldorf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Mühldorf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz Industriezeile to Passau central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Linz Industriezeile to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
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Innsbruck to Passau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Passau central train station.

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Innsbruck to Passau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Passau Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Passau is 272 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Innsbruck to Passau.

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