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Cologne to Salzburg by train
Fastest journey6hr 14m
Trains per day43
Avg. journey time9hr 58m
Travelling from Cologne to Salzburg by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Salzburg take around 6 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 561 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Salzburg.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Salzburg?
Journeys between Cologne and Salzburg usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Cologne to Salzburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 46 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Salzburg?
The Cologne to Salzburg train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Salzburg train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Salzburg is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:22 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:56.
What's the Cologne to Salzburg train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Salzburg are $20.01.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $40 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $73. 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 Cologne to Salzburg 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 Salzburg by train.
Which train companies operate between Cologne and Salzburg?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Salzburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro City
- Euro Night
- Eurocity (EC)
- Go Ahead Baden Württemberg Gmb H
- Go Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland Gmb H
- Inter City
- Inter City Express
- Intercity Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
- National Express
- Night Jet
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
- Regional Bahn
- Regional Express
- 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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