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Overview: Train from Cologne to Vienna

distanceDistance461 miles (743 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Cologne to Vienna cover the 461 miles (743 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 51 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Vienna

You can travel by train from Cologne to Vienna with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £35. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Vienna train.

Train information from Cologne to Vienna with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 22 min
  • Average Price: £44
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Vienna, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Vienna

Travel by train to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Vienna.
FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Vienna, Austria if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by train?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Vienna, Austria by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Austria from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Austria from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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 vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

When travelling in Austria, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 16/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Vienna from Cologne before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Cologne, Germany from Vienna, Austria?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Vienna to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Austria?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Vienna?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 16/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Vienna to Cologne train here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Vienna cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Vienna from Cologne for as low as £35  for the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Vienna?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Vienna train price to come in at an average of £49  one way.

What is the distance by train from Cologne to Vienna?

The train distance from Cologne to Vienna is around 461 miles (743 km).

How long is the train to Vienna from Cologne?

The Cologne to Vienna train duration is on average 7 h 51 min, which is to be expected when travelling 461 miles (743 km) to Vienna from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What station does the Cologne to Vienna train leave from? Which Vienna train station do I come into from Cologne?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Wien Westbahnhof.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Vienna?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Vienna, called Wien Westbahnhof, is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from its city centre.

What train companies offer a service between Cologne and Vienna?

For the best Cologne to Vienna train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Cologne and Vienna to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services per day are there to Vienna from Cologne?

On average, there are 6 trains a day from Cologne to Vienna. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Vienna?

The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 04: 44. The last train leaves from Cologne at 21: 16. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Vienna and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy Cologne Vienna train tickets to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Cologne to Vienna within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £49 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Vienna a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Vienna
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Köln Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Köln Hbf for your trip to Vienna from Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB