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Route overview
Avg. journey time8h 29m
Trains per day2
Fare range€29.00 - €246.00
Distance605km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at01:03
Last train departs at22:16
Fastest journey
Fastest route6h 17m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationLinz
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Linz to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Linz to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 23rd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:17
16:49
Linz
Köln Hbf
8h 32m
1 change
08:58
17:19
Linz
Köln Hbf
8h 21m
3 changes
09:46
18:18
Linz
Köln Hbf
8h 32m
1 change
10:36
17:23
Linz
Köln Hbf
6h 47m
2 changes
11:36
18:23
Linz
Köln Hbf
6h 47m
2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, ICE (Intercity Express) and Nightjet trains from Linz to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Linz to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, ICE (Intercity Express) and Nightjet 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.

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 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 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.

Nightjet is the night train service for ÖBB. These trains travel through Austria at night to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Croatia. Passengers can choose to travel in a seating position or in a sleeping cabin, shared or individual. Convenient for those looking to save one night at the hotel and avoid spending part of the day travelling. This train also has luxury compartments with extras for a trip in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Linz to Köln Hbf

Train tickets from Linz to Köln Hbf start at €28.90 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 €158.24.
lowest price found
from28.90
1 weeksin advance
avg. single price136.43
0.14285714285714285 weeksin advance
avg. single price145.28
on the day
avg. single price158.24

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 Köln 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 guide 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Linz to Köln Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Linz and Köln Hbf is 8 hours and 29 minutes and the fastest journey time is 6 hours and 17 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 27 trains per day travelling from Linz to Köln Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Linz to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Linz to Köln Hbf departs at 01:03. The last train from Linz to Köln Hbf departs at 22:16. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Linz and Köln Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Linz to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Linz to Köln Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Hbf to Linz.
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 Linz to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 04/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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