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There are 12 ways to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Vienna  •  4h 17m

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

27€ - 149€

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Vienna  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Vienna (VIE) DUS - VIE

48€ - 232€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Vienna  •  4h 51m

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

61€ - 241€

Train to Dortmund, fly to Vienna  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Vienna (VIE) DTM - VIE

45€ - 123€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Linz, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Linz (LNZ) DUS - LNZ
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf

126€ - 675€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Linz, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Linz (LNZ) FRA - LNZ
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf

69€ - 5144€

Train via Nuremberg  •  8h 42m

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

157€ - 229€

Train  •  8h 52m

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

150€ - 220€

Bus  •  17h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB Dortmund - Varna / ...

58€ - 97€

Night train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Koeln Hbf to Wien Hbf Nj

75€ - 100€

Train, night train  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the night train from Aachen Hbf to Wien Hbf Nj

82€ - 189€

Drive  •  7h 42m

  1. Drive from Köln ZOB to Vienna 897.5 km

95€ - 140€

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The cheapest way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna is to fly which costs 27€ - 150€ and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna is to fly which costs 27€ - 150€ and takes 4h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 52m.

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The distance between Köln ZOB and Vienna is 743 km. The road distance is 897.5 km.

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The best way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 8h 42m and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna, including transfers.

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Köln ZOB to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs 27€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train via Nuremberg, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 8h 42m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 17h 15m.

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

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Köln ZOB to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 742.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

What companies run services between Köln ZOB, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Köln ZOB to Vienna 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Köln ZOB to Vienna via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and Nuernberg Hbf in around 8h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100€ - 950€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 190€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 470€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Dusseldorf to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1300€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
19€ - 80€
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
16€ - 85€
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
12€ - 75€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
1st Class
11€ - 17€
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 Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
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 Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Koeln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Nightjet
Night train from Aachen Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Nightjet
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Karat-S

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Yes, the driving distance between Köln ZOB to Vienna is 898 km. It takes approximately 7h 42m to drive from Köln ZOB to Vienna.

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