How to take the rail journey from Cologne/Köln to Salzburg

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Köln / Cologne / Koeln to Salzburg by train

There are four optimum routings to choose from when taking a journey by train from Cologne/Köln to Salzburg.

  1. Boarding the only direct daytime train
  2. The fastest option, but it involves departing from Koln Messe/Deutz station
  3. Departing from Koln Hbf and also making a connection between trains in Frankfurt.
  4. Taking a sleeper train to Munich and connecting there for a morning train on to Salzburg.
  5. Taking the overnight high speed train and connecting in Munich

Routes you can take to go from Köln / Cologne / Koeln to Salzburg

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

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Option 1: the direct train

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Via stations: Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Option 2: connecting in Munich

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Via stations: München Hbf/Munich main station

Option 3: the fastest journey

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Via stations: München Hbf/Munich main station

Option 4: spend most of the journey on a sleeper train

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Via stations: München Hbf/Munich main station

Option 5 - the faster overnight journey
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