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There are 10 ways to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Cologne Bonn

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

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly

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

Train to Frankfurt, fly

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

Train to Dortmund, fly

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

Train to Brussels, fly

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Vienna (VIE)

Train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Wien Hbf

Train via Bonn-Beuel

  1. Take the train from Bonn-Beuel to Wien Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Vienna Erdberg

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Köln ZOB to Vienna

Köln ZOB to Vienna by train

The train journey time between Köln ZOB and Vienna is around 8h 52m and covers a distance of around 945 km. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Köln ZOB to Vienna train service departs from Koeln Hbf and arrives in Wien Hbf. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Trains
8h 52m Average Duration
€150 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Botswana, Denmark, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Angola, Botswana, Denmark, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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 Germany.

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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 Vienna is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna 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 Germany from Austria.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna is to bus which costs €30 - €60 and takes 13h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna is to fly which costs €20 - €200 and takes 4h 10m.

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

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It is 743 km from Köln ZOB to Vienna. It is approximately 897.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8h 52m and costs €150 - €220.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m 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 Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs €20 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €150 - €220 and takes 8h 52m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €60 and takes 13h 34m.

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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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Map of how to get from Köln ZOB to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 742.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Köln ZOB to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Wien Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €150 - €220 and the journey takes 8h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €200
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€17 - €200
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€10 - €180
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Train operators
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 Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
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
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bonn-Beuel to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€70 - €110
1st Class
€110 - €160
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 Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni

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Yes, the driving distance between Köln ZOB to Vienna is 898 km. It takes approximately 7h 43m to drive from Köln ZOB to Vienna.

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