Directions from Salzburg to Cologne

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Recommended option

Fly Salzburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 36 min

  1. SZG - CGN

$85 - $353

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 29 min

  1. 086
  2. 028 / ...

$57 - $100

10 alternative options

Train to Munich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 5 min

  1. MUC - CGN

$109 - $290

Fly Salzburg to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 42 min

  1. SZG - DUS

$75 - $265

Fly Salzburg to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. SZG - FRA

$138 - $351

Train to Munich, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 56 min

  1. MUC - DUS

$114 - $258

Train to Linz, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 40 min

  1. LNZ - DUS

$119 - $521

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  6 h 55 min

  1. M / ...
  2. Ice

$145 - $220

Drive, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Ice

$128 - $191

Train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Ec

$140 - $210

Train, car train  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Rj

$129 - $170

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. 450.3 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Salzburg and Cologne is 562 km. The road distance is 720 km.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Cologne is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 12 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Cologne is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs 70€ - 310€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Cologne via Munich, Munich central bus station and Nuremberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Salzburg to Cologne, including transfers.

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Cologne, Germany?

Eurowings flies from Salzburg to Cologne 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Cologne via München Hbf in around 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Salzburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Salzburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Linz to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Linz to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Salzburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Salzburg to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Salzburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Linz to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Linz to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Wels
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Kufstein to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Nuremberg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
eurolines.de

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