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There are 12 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Fly Frankfurt to Vienna  •  4h 2m

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

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Bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Vienna Central Station N161

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Vienna  •  5h 29m

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

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Vienna  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE

Fly Frankfurt to Linz, train  •  5h 33m

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

Train via Passau  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf 91 / ...
  2. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

Train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Wien Hbf 425

Bus via Brno  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Train Station to Brno Bus Station Zvonarka Haskovo Central Bus Station - Frankfurt Main Train Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Vienna Erdberg 919 / ...

Bus, train  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse to Linz Wissensturm Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen - Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof 905 / ...

Night train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Wien Hbf Nj

Rideshare  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Vienna 720.8 km

Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna 715 km
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is to bus which costs €35 - €45 and takes 10h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs €60 - €230.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Vienna Central Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Sued and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Vienna is 598 km. The road distance is 715 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna without a car is to train via Passau which takes 7h 18m and costs €100 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna 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 Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs €60 - €230. Alternatively, you can train via Passau, which costs €100 - €150 and takes 7h 18m, you could also bus via Brno, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 8h 18m.

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  • Distance: 597.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna via Passau Hbf in around 7h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €240
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €200
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg Bf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €45
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€11 - €17
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 Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €40
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€55 - €85
1st Class
€90 - €130
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €19
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Nightjet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brno to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt to Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse to Linz Wissensturm
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna Central Station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna train services, operated by Österreichische Bundesbahnen, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is 715 km. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.

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Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €5.

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