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

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Train  •  6h 23m

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

85€ - 170€

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Bus via Nuremberg  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nuremberg 084 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Vienna Stadioncenter Nürnberg - Haskovo

44€ - 56€

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Bus  •  13h

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

50€ - 75€

Night train  •  8h 2m

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

55€ - 80€

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€

Fly Frankfurt to Vienna  •  4h 11m

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

45€ - 176€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Vienna  •  5h 21m

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

61€ - 195€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Vienna  •  5h 39m

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

69€ - 353€

Fly Frankfurt to Linz, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Linz (LNZ) FRA - LNZ
  2. Take the train from Linz, Linz central station to Vienna, Vienna Felberstrasse

59€ - 5518€

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

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 4h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station station and arriving at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Vienna is 597 km. The road distance is 714.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 6h 23m and costs 85€ - 170€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf takes 6h 23m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Frankfurt Main Central Train 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 train which takes 6h 23m and costs 85€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 13h, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 4h 11m.

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  • Distance: 597.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 120€ - 170€ and the journey takes 6h 23m. Railjet also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, Karat-S operates a bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB once daily. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 1000€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 90€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 550€
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Nightjet
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station to Vienna, Vienna Felberstrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
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
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 Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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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 Karat-S, arrive at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB.

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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 13m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.

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

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