There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Salzburg  •  2 h 40 min

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

$106 - $316

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Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N61 / ...

$46 - $89

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Fly to Vienna  •  4 h

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

$84 - $269

Train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$128 - $185

Train via Linz, Linz central station, Train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz K485 / ...

$140 - $203

Rideshare  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Vienna 451.4 miles

$54

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna 447.5 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria is to rideshare which costs 46€ and takes 8 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria is to fly which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Austria is 464 km. The road distance is 716 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria without a car is to train which takes 6 h 42 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Austria is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 90€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 6 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Austria is 716 km. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Austria.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1373+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 289.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

Austrian Airlines flies from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Linz Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
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.

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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
9 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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