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Travelling from Vienna to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Vienna to Cologne take around 8 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 741 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Vienna and Cologne.

Are there direct trains from Vienna to Cologne?

Direct trains from Vienna to Cologne have been found.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Vienna to Cologne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

How long is the train journey from Vienna to Cologne?

The Vienna to Cologne train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Vienna to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Vienna around 06:50 and the last train is around 15:15. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Vienna 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 Vienna to Cologne by train.

Which train companies operate between Vienna and Cologne?

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

  • ICE
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet

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 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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