There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 24 min

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

$120 - $190

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 10 min

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

$46 - $73

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Vienna

$60 - $90

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

Fly Frankfurt to Vienna  •  4 h

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

$84 - $269

Fly Frankfurt to Salzburg, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf

$146 - $386

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Vienna  •  5 h 36 min

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

$108 - $268

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Vienna  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE

$125 - $291

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Vienna  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Vienna (VIE) NUE - VIE

$115 - $267

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna 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 Vienna is to fly which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Vienna. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 10 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Vienna is 598 km. The road distance is 716 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf takes 6 h 24 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Vienna station.

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  • Distance: 373.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

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. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
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
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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