If you want to know more about the journey from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by train is 9 hours 15 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 7 hours 52 minutes. Around 10 trains per day travel the 462 miles (744 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Vienna Hbf. You're likely to be travelling with ICE, DB or ÖBB to Vienna Hbf. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.
Book train tickets from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £35.85. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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It takes an average of 9h 15m to travel from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf and tickets for this journey start from £35.85 when you book in advance.
From 7h 52m
462 miles (744 km)
10 trains per day
Direct trains available
|Train and bus operators
The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
If you're travelling in ICE's Second Class, you'll get to enjoy free WiFi and a bistrò carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks.
In addition to all the amenities in Second Class, in First Class you'll get more legroom, a catering service, Fast Track in some stations and free access to DB lounges.
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 Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.