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There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Salzburg  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG

55€ - 407€

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Bus  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N161 / ...

38€ - 45€

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Fly to Innsbruck  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Innsbruck (INN) FRA - INN

115€ - 248€

Fly to Graz  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Graz (GRZ) FRA - GRZ

103€ - 239€

Fly to Vienna  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vienna (VIE) FRA - VIE

39€ - 191€

Fly to Linz  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Linz (LNZ) FRA - LNZ

48€ - 324€

Fly to Munich, train  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

89€ - 320€

Train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

91€ - 171€

Bus via Frankfurt Main Central Train Station  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB Dortmund - Varna / ...

56€ - 75€

Rideshare  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Vienna 720.8 km

46€

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna 714.9 km

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 10h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria is to fly which costs 55€ - 410€ and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Austria. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Stephansplatz via Südtiroler Pl. - Hbf.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Austria is 464 km. The road distance is 714.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria without a car is to train which takes 6h 30m and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Austria train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria is to fly which takes 3h 27m and costs 55€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 180€ and takes 6h 30m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 10h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Austria train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria.
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  • Distance: 463.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Austria?

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 120€ - 170€ and the journey takes 6h 23m. Railjet also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1600€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 900€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 1600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 900€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1600€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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 Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Karat-S
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 Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
46€
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blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Austria is 715 km. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Austria.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 727+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Austria. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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