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Salzburg-Cologne Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Salzburg to Cologne bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$55.86
Shortest Duration9h 31m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Salzburg to Cologne right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Salzburg to Cologne?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $59.58 was the low point for bus fares from Salzburg to Cologne. Buses from Cologne to Salzburg are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $59.58 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 349 miles (562 kilometers) from Salzburg, to Cologne, NW. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 31 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Salzburg to Cologne for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Salzburg?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Salzburg to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Salzburg to Cologne every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Salzburg to Cologne; ticket prices start at $35.38.

What bus companies travel from Salzburg to Cologne?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Salzburg, to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Of these two services, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus212h 33m$61.45
Union Ivkoni19h 31m$55.86

Where does the bus leave from in Salzburg?

Salzburg, has two bus stations with service to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Hellbrunner Landesstraße
  • Lastenstraße 12

Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Bonn Airport Bus Terminal

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