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There are 9 ways to get from Erfurt to Vienna by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 51m

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

110€ - 170€

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Bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Erfurt to Dresden, Dresden central station N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...

36€ - 45€

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Train via Nuremberg  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

125€ - 203€

Drive  •  6h 35m

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Vienna 715.6 km

80€ - 120€

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Vienna (VIE) LEJ - VIE

117€ - 330€

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Vienna (VIE) NUE - VIE

114€ - 368€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vienna (VIE) FRA - VIE

124€ - 521€

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Vienna (VIE) TXL - VIE

104€ - 253€

Train, train to Hannover, fly  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Goettingen
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
  3. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Vienna (VIE) HAJ - VIE

94€ - 419€

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The cheapest way to get from Erfurt to Vienna is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 9h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Erfurt to Vienna is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 330€ and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Erfurt to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Erfurt and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg via Dresden, Dresden central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Erfurt and Vienna is 493 km. The road distance is 715.6 km.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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The train from Erfurt Hbf to Wien Hbf takes 5h 51m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Vienna is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 9h 42m.

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  • Distance: 492.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 51m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Erfurt Hbf to Wien Hbf once daily. Tickets cost 110€ - 170€ and the journey takes 5h 51m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Erfurt to Vienna via Dresden, Dresden central station in around 9h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 450€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 350€
Flights from Hannover to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 440€
Flights from Hannover to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 280€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 330€
Flights from Hannover to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Hannover to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Hannover to Vienna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Flights from Hannover to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
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 Erfurt Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erfurt, Erfurt central station to Halle
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Erfurt, Erfurt central station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Flixtrain
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Erfurt to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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

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