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Trip Vienna Cologne

Plan your trip by plane, train, carpooling, bus from Vienna to Cologne

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How to get from Vienna to Cologne?

We are suggesting 20 routes by plane, train, carpooling, bus to plan your trip Vienna Cologne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Vienna and Cologne on a map as well as the route Vienna Cologne and the different connecting points (Köln Hbf Railway Station, Koln Coach Station, Köln-Deutz Coach Station, Cologne South Airport Coach Station, Köln/Bonn Flughafen Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Vienna Cologne

For your trip from Vienna (Vienna, Austria) to Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 462 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining bus, carpooling, train and/or plane, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Vienna Cologne is a direct bound.
Trains ICE or Euronight of Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB to Cologne leave from Wien Westbahnhof railway station in Vienna. Arrival in Cologne will take place at Köln Hbf station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Vienna-Cologne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Vienna. The bus will drop you off at Cologne South Airport bus station (8.1 mi from Cologne, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Vienna Erdberg bus station (2.3 mi from Vienna) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne.
The direct flight Vienna > Cologne will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Vienna and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport, 11.2 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cologne (Cologne Bonn airport, IATA code: CGN) operated by Austrian Airlines, Germanwings or Lufthansa.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Dusseldorf-Cologne will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Vienna and Cologne?

Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides a rail connection Vienna-Cologne with the train ICE from Wien Westbahnhof railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
SBB CFF FFS transports passengers on a rail line from Dusseldorf to Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Düsseldorf Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
ÖBB operates the train journey Vienna-Cologne with the train Euronight from Wien Westbahnhof railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
HKX provides a rail connection from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne with the train which leaves Frankfurt (Main) Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Bus companies
The bus company Onebus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Düsseldorf in Dusseldorf and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Hellö is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Vienna (serving (VIB) Vienna International Busterminal bus station at 0.1 mi from centre) and the city of Frankfurt am Main where the coach will drop you off at Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) station situated at about 0.7 mi from Frankfurt am Main city centre.
The coach company ADAC PostBus carries out the route from the bus station of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Frankfurt am Main and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
The network of Bohr includes a coach line between the city of Dusseldorf (serving Düsseldorf bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Köln-Deutz station situated at about 1.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Vienna Erdberg in Vienna and to the one of Cologne South Airport (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Airlines
Niki Airlines carries out a flight from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Air Berlin flies on the route from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Dusseldorf (serving Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Austrian Airlines schedules the flight from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Cologne (arrival at Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Germanwings ensures the flight route from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Cologne (serving Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Iran Air carries out a flight from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Lufthansa flies on the route from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Cologne (serving Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Dusseldorf-Cologne (21.7 mi)

Stop cities from Vienna or cities to visit near Cologne

When travelling from Cologne to Vienna by bus, carpooling, train, plane, you might have to change at Dusseldorf located at 22 mi from Cologne, Frankfurt am Main 95 mi away from Cologne (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Cologne or back to Vienna, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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