By Train from Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany) to Salzburg (Austria) - Option 2: save time, but depart from Koln Messe/Deutz station AND change trains in Munchen

Journey Summary

Depart Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)

Köln Messe/Deutz

Arrive Salzburg (Austria)

Salzburg Hbf
Journey Time
6hr 14min - 6hr 24min
up to 4 x connections per day

Change trains in: Munchen/Munich

Look up a Koln/Cologne to Salzburg journey on DB and you will see a multitude of journey options, in addition to the daily direct train between the two cities.

We have singled out this routing as it's

(i) fastest
(ii) has a fairly easilly timed connection* of around 25 mins at Munchen Hbf 
(ii) connects into a Railjet on from Munchen to Salzburg, the top ranked train on this route.

*If the train arrives in Munchen/Munich too late to make this connection, tickets can be used on the next train to depart.

The negative is that this routing leaves from Koln Messe/Deutz station and not from the city's main station Koln Hauptbahnhof.

Though if you do want to depart from Koln Hauptbahnhof there is also an alternative to taking the direct train.

Train 1

  • Depart: Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)
  • Arrive: München / Munich (Germany)
  • Journey time: 4hr 20 min - 4hr 35 min (approx)

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Train 2

  • Depart: München / Munich (Germany)
  • Arrive: Salzburg (Austria)
  • Journey time: 1hr 28 min - 1hr 42 min

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Ticket information

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