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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to Vienna by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Vienna (VIE) BER - VIE

55€ - 229€

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Vienna Erdberg N958 / ...

19€ - 40€

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Vienna (VIE) TXL - VIE

81€ - 308€

Train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

110€ - 220€

Rideshare  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Vienna 675.1 km

39€

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Vienna 674.5 km

70€ - 110€

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International entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vienna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

Yes, entry into Germany from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Berlin to Vienna is to bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Vienna is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Vienna Erdberg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 40m.

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The distance between Berlin and Vienna is 524 km. The road distance is 674.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 7h 40m and costs 110€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Berlin to Vienna, including transfers.

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Berlin to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs 55€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 220€ and takes 7h 40m, you could also bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 9h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 523.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Berlin to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Wien Hbf once daily. Tickets cost 150€ - 220€ and the journey takes 7h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich, Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
12h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
39€
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blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna Erdberg station.

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Berlin to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Vienna is 675 km. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Berlin to Vienna.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Vienna train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Vienna bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1705+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin and Vienna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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