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Linz to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 10h 26m to travel from Linz to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 278 miles (448 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Linz to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $77.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 33m
PriceFrom $77.20
Distance278 miles (448 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train01:00
Last train20:46
Departure stationLinz
Arrival stationCologne
Changes2 changes

Linz to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Linz to Cologne for Tuesday Nov 2nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
00:00 12:19 12h 19m, 3 changes
04:03 14:19 10h 16m, 4 changes
05:46 15:19 9h 33m, 5 changes
06:46 16:19 9h 33m, 3 changes
07:46 17:19 9h 33m, 4 changes
08:46 17:19 8h 33m, 5 changes
08:46 17:59 9h 13m, 3 changes
09:46 19:19 9h 33m, 4 changes
10:32 20:19 9h 47m, 3 changes
10:46 20:19 9h 33m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Linz to Cologne

The price of train tickets from Linz to Cologne starts at $77.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Linz to Cologne by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Linz to Cologne

Want to know more about your journey from Linz to Cologne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Linz to Cologne take?

The average journey time by train between Linz and Cologne is 10 hours and 26 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Linz and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Linz to Cologne is 8 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Linz to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Linz to Cologne can start from as little as $77.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Linz to Cologne?

No, there are no direct train services from Linz to Cologne. Travelling from Linz to Cologne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Linz to Cologne leave?

The first train from Linz to Cologne leaves at 01:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Linz to Cologne leave?

The last train from Linz to Cologne leaves at 20:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Linz and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Linz to Cologne cover a distance of around 278 miles (448 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to Linz.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Linz to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/15/2021 for travel on 10/15/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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