Cologne to Linz by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 29m

Travelling from Cologne to Linz by train

The fastest trains from Cologne to Linz take around 6 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 605 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Linz.

Journeys between Cologne and Linz usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Cologne to Linz every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 6 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Linz is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:18 and the last train is around 23:53. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cologne to Linz train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Linz by train.

Which trains operate between Cologne and Linz?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Cologne to Linz, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Railjet
  • Regional-Express
  • RegionalExpress
  • Regionalzug
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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