There are 4 ways to get from Passau to Linz by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf Ice / ...

18€ - 60€

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Rideshare  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the rideshare from Passau to Linz 80.8 km

2€ - 10€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Passau to Linz, Linz Industriezeile N881

7€ - 9€

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Passau to Linz 82.1 km

10€ - 15€

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The cheapest way to get from Passau to Linz is to rideshare which costs 2€ - 10€ and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Passau to Linz is to train which costs 18€ - 60€ and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Passau and arriving at Linz, Linz Industriezeile. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Passau Hbf and arriving at Linz Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Passau and Linz is 69 km. The road distance is 82.1 km.

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The best way to get from Passau to Linz without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs 18€ - 60€.

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The train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf takes 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Passau to Linz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Passau Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Passau to Linz is to train which takes 55 min and costs 18€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 9€ and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Passau to Linz.
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  • Distance: 69.4 km
  • Duration: 55 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Passau to Linz every 4 hours. Tickets cost 26€ - 40€ and the journey takes 55 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Passau to Linz 3 times a day. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 40m.

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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Passau to Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Passau to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Passau to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Linz, Linz Industriezeile station.

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Passau to Linz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Passau to Linz is 82 km. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Passau to Linz.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Passau and Linz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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