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Journey timeFrom 6h 27m
Price$23.24 - $274.41
Distance561km (349 miles)
Frequency1 train per day
Departure stationKöln Hbf
Arrival stationSalzburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf for Saturday 14th Dec 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
19:5507:4211h 47m, 1 changeICE 2545, Meridian 79003Deutsche Bahn (DB), Meridian
21:2107:4810h 27m, 1 changeNightjet 40421, Railjet 848ÖBB
21:2807:4810h 20m, 2 changesICE 221, Nightjet 40421+1Deutsche Bahn (DB), ÖBB
22:3007:589h 28m, 1 changeICE 619, Railjet Xpress 265Deutsche Bahn (DB)
04:2210:586h 36m, 1 changeICE 521, Railjet Xpress 63Deutsche Bahn (DB)
05:4812:426h 54m, 1 changeICE 511, Meridian 79015Deutsche Bahn (DB), Meridian
06:3112:586h 27m, 2 changesS-Bahn 32216, ICE 525+1Deutsche Bahn (DB)
06:5513:426h 47m, 2 changesICE 101, ICE 891+1Deutsche Bahn (DB), Meridian
07:3113:596h 28m, 2 changesS-Bahn 32224, ICE 527+1Deutsche Bahn (DB)
07:5514:426h 47m, 1 changeICE 513, Meridian 79021Deutsche Bahn (DB), Meridian

Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) trains from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) 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 billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

The European equivalent of the Intercity of Deutsche Bahn, this train is used on cross-border routes, for example on journeys from Germany to Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. It stops only in some major city stations – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf start at €19.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €136.65.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price111.63
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price118.07
on the day
avg. single price136.65

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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 Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Köln Hbf to Salzburg 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 Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Köln Hbf and Salzburg Hbf is 7 hours and 15 minutes, with around 39 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 Köln Hbf and Salzburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf is 6 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf can start from as little as €19.90 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 Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leave?

The first train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 03:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leave?

The last train from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 22:30. 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 Köln Hbf and Salzburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf cover a distance of around 561km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Salzburg Hbf to Köln Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Köln Hbf to Salzburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/12/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 07/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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