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Cologne to Vienna by train
Fastest journey8hr 52m
Trains per day10
Avg. journey time11hr 3m
Travelling from Cologne to Vienna by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Vienna take around 8 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 741 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Vienna.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Vienna?
Direct trains from Cologne to Vienna have been found.
We usually find around 9 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Vienna every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 13 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Vienna?
The Cologne to Vienna train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Vienna train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Vienna is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:03 and the last train is around 21:21. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 05:16, and the last at 21:21.
What's the Cologne to Vienna train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Vienna are $34.30.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $50 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $113. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cologne to Vienna train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Vienna by train.
Which train companies operate between Cologne and Vienna?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Vienna, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Night Jet
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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The EuroNight service from Cologne to Vienna is one of a family of overnight trains to the Austrian capital run by Austrian Railways (ÖBB). If you are not keen on the idea of an overnight journey from Cologne to Vienna, there are useful daytime alternatives. Direct daytime ICEs link the two cities.
Cologne to Vienna (night train)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB) run every evening an overnight service from the German Rhineland to Vienna. The night train leaves from Cologne Hauptbahnhof for the journey to the Austrian capital. Upon arrival in Vienna you may alight at either Meidling station or at the new Hauptbahnhof – the latter offers the best range of onward connections.
The first couple of hours of the journey the train follows the Rhine Valley. On a moonlit night, this offers some splendid moments as the train runs up the famous gorge section of the Rhine south of Koblenz. Thereafter you’ll probably be asleep for much of the overnight run via the Main and Danube Valleys to Vienna.
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