There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Linz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Linz Hbf Rjx

159€ - 222€

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Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Linz 355 / ...

45€ - 70€

3 alternative options

Drive  •  9h 36m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Linz 1072.1 km

130€ - 190€

Fly to Linz  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Linz (LNZ) CDG - LNZ

120€ - 340€

Fly to Vienna, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Vienna (VIE) CDG - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf

90€ - 260€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Linz is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Linz is to fly which costs 120€ - 340€ and takes 6h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at Linz. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Linz. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Linz Hbf via Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 43m.

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The distance between Paris and Linz is 879 km. The road distance is 1072.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Linz without a car is to train which takes 9h 43m and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 9h 43m to get from Paris to Linz, including transfers.

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Paris to Linz bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris, Gallieni station.

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Paris to Linz train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Linz.
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  • Distance: 879.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 43m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Linz, Austria?

You can take a train from Paris to Linz via Muenchen Hbf in around 9h 43m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris, Gallieni to Linz 5 times a week. Tickets cost 45€ - 70€ and the journey takes 14h 30m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
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 Muenchen Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Railjet
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 Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Linz
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Paris to Linz is to train which takes 9h 43m and costs 150€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 14h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 340€ and takes 6h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Paris to Linz bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Linz station.

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Paris to Linz train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Linz is 1072 km. It takes approximately 9h 36m to drive from Paris to Linz.

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Air Dolomiti, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Linz Airport.

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Book your Paris to Linz train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Paris to Linz bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Linz. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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