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There are 11 ways to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna by train, bus, car, ferry or plane

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Train via Salzburg

  1. Take the train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Munich central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Vienna Erdberg

Train

  1. Take the train from Bregenz to Wien Hbf

Bus via Vienna Stadioncenter

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Munich central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Munich Hackerbrücke to Vienna Stadioncenter

Drive

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Vienna

Ferry to Altenrhein, fly

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE)

Ferry, train to Zurich, fly

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  2. Take the train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to Stuttgart, fly

  1. Take the train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to Basel, fly

  1. Take the train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Basel Bad Bf
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE)

Train, train to Innsbruck, fly

  1. Take the train from Lindau-Reutin to Feldkirch
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
  3. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE)

Train, train to Munich, fly

  1. Take the train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Vienna (VIE)
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The cheapest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna is to ferry and fly which costs €290 - €600 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Friedrichshafen to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen and arriving at Vienna Erdberg via Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Friedrichshafen to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof and arriving at Wien Hbf via Ulm Hauptbahnhof and Salzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 14m.

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The distance between Friedrichshafen and Vienna is 517 km. The road distance is 610.8 km.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna without a car is to train via Salzburg which takes 8h 14m and costs €70 - €190.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna, including transfers.

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Friedrichshafen to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Friedrichshafen station.

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Friedrichshafen to Vienna train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, depart from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna is to train via Salzburg which takes 8h 14m and costs €70 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 8h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Friedrichshafen to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 517.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 14m

What companies run services between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a train from Friedrichshafen to Vienna via Ulm Hauptbahnhof and Salzburg Hbf in around 8h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Friedrichshafen to Vienna via Munich central bus station in around 8h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €480
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Munich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Munich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Train operators
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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 Friedrichshafen Stadt to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €28
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Railjet
Train from Bregenz to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
Railjet
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €40
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Romanshorn to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €28
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€18 - €28
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bregenz to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Feldkirch to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
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 Friedrichshafen to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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 Munich Central Bus Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
BSB Ferries
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SBS Schifffahrt AG
Phone
+41 71 466 78 88
Email
info@sbsag.ch
Website
sbsag.ch
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Faehre to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBS Schifffahrt AG

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Friedrichshafen to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna Erdberg station.

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Friedrichshafen to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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