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Travel from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by train in 7 hours 51 minutes

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 10 hours 9 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 7 hours 51 minutes. Around 20 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 €29.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by train

It takes an average of 10h 9m to travel from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 51m
PriceFrom €29.90
Distance462 miles (744 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train04:22
Last train23:56
Departure stationCologne (Germany)
Arrival stationVienna Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:35 16:45 8h 10m, 1 change
08:53 17:45 8h 52m, direct
09:54 17:45 7h 51m, 1 change
10:53 19:45 8h 52m, direct
11:54 19:45 7h 51m, 1 change
12:53 22:05 9h 12m, direct
13:54 22:05 8h 11m, 1 change
15:29 06:05 14h 36m, 4 changes
15:29 06:24 14h 55m, 3 changes
15:44 06:05 14h 21m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and ÖBB trains from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf

You can travel from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf

The price of train tickets from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf starts at €29.90 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 Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf? 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 Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne (Germany) and Vienna Hbf is 10 hours and 9 minutes, with around 20 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 Cologne (Germany) and Vienna Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf is 7 hours and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf can start from as little as €29.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf leave?

The first train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf leaves at 04:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf leave?

The last train from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf leaves at 23:56. 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 Cologne (Germany) and Vienna Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf cover a distance of around 462 miles (744 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna Hbf to Cologne (Germany). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne (Germany) to Vienna Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. 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 10/23/2022 for travel on 10/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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