Salzburg to Cologne by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Salzburg to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Salzburg to Cologne take around 6 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 561 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Salzburg and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Salzburg to Cologne?
Journeys between Salzburg and Cologne usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Salzburg to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 33 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Salzburg to Cologne?
The Salzburg to Cologne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Salzburg to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Salzburg around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:08.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Salzburg around 05:15, and the last at 23:08.
What's the Salzburg to Cologne train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Salzburg to Cologne are $21.27.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $48 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $91. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Salzburg to Cologne 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 Salzburg to Cologne by train.
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Which train companies operate between Salzburg and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Salzburg to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro City
- Eurocity (EC)
- Inter City
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
- Regional Bahn
- 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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