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There are 10 ways to get from Austria to France by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Nice  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Nice (NCE) VIE - NCE

$80 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Paris, Paris N91

$76 - $126

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Fly to Lyon  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Lyon (LYS) VIE - LYS

$95 - $276

Fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Paris CDG (CDG) VIE - CDG

$83 - $238

Fly to Luxembourg, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Luxembourg (LUX) VIE - LUX
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to St Avold

$100 - $353

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Stuttgart (STR) VIE - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$103 - $267

Train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...

$226 - $346

Train via Salzburg Hbf  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf Wb
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Paris Est Tgv

$226 - $301

Bus Eurolines FR  •  24 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Paris Gallieni

$142 - $230

Drive  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Paris 773.9 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Austria to France is to fly which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austria to France is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Austria and France is 861 km. The road distance is 1238.2 km.

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The best way to get from Austria to France without a car is to train which takes 12 h 7 min and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Austria to France, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Austria to France is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 65€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 300€ and takes 12 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 19 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austria to France is 1238 km. It takes approximately 11 h 11 min to drive from Austria to France.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air, Hop! and three other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Austria to France.
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  • Distance: 538.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Austria and France?

Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Vienna to Nice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Paris via Keplerplatz, Wien Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Paris Est, and Gare de l'Est - Verdun in around 12 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,800
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Metz Ville to St Avold
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from München Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bratislava to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
20 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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