If the offers provided by buses do not suit your needs, trains and carpooling could represent a good alternative for this distance.
With such a long journey, we would like to give you some advice: you can look for a flight to Cologne, or if your budget is limited, you can check night buses and trains to save the daytime for your visits.
What time are the buses to Cologne?
To get to Cologne from Vienna by bus, it will take you around 13 hours and 31 minutes, or even 11 hours and 55 minutes if you choose the fastest solutions. The first bus leaves Vienna at 01:09, while the last one is at 23:09.
Which bus lines can take you from Vienna to Cologne?
You can travel by bus from Vienna to Cologne with FlixBus.
Flixbus is undoubtedly one of the youngest and most famous bus companies in whole Europe. With more than 40 millions passengers only in 2017, Flixbus offers national and international bus connections, also with night buses.