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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Linz by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Linz Hbf Rjx

158€ - 220€

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Bus  •  17h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Salzburg South N880
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg main station to Linz central station K485

57€ - 71€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Munich Central Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from München to Linz

65€ - 90€

Drive  •  9h 17m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Linz 1070.8 km

110€ - 180€

Fly to Linz  •  7h 40m

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

96€ - 398€

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Salzburg (SZG) CDG - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf

183€ - 311€

Fly to Vienna, train  •  7h 4m

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

101€ - 278€

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International entry into Austria from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vatican and Iceland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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Rules to follow in Austria

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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 France.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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 France from Austria.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Linz is to bus, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 17h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Linz is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 280€ and takes 7h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Linz station. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Linz central station via Salzburg Ginzkeyplatz and Salzburg main station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 6m.

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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 35m.

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The distance between Paris and Linz is 879 km. The road distance is 1070.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Linz without a car is to train which takes 9h 35m and costs 150€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m to get from Paris to Linz, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Linz is to train which takes 9h 35m and costs 150€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 17h 6m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 400€ and takes 7h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Linz.
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  • Distance: 879.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 35m

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 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Linz via Salzburg South, Salzburg Ginzkeyplatz, Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, and Salzburg main station in around 17h 6m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
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 Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
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 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
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 Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
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€
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 Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salzburg main station to Linz central station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Linz
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Paris to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Linz central 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 1071 km. It takes approximately 9h 17m to drive from Paris to Linz.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Linz Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Linz. Prices start at 75€ 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 5€ - 9€.

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