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

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  4h 13m

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

45€ - 186€

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Night bus  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

22€ - 30€

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Fly from Munich  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Vienna (VIE) MUC - VIE

69€ - 181€

Fly from Stuttgart  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE

46€ - 278€

Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Vienna (VIE) TXL - VIE

50€ - 239€

Fly from Hamburg  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Vienna (VIE) HAM - VIE

45€ - 155€

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Vienna (VIE) DUS - VIE

54€ - 175€

Train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

166€ - 264€

Bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dresden, Dresden central station 070 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...

35€ - 43€

Night train  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Wien Hbf Nj

65€ - 93€

Rideshare  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Vienna 675.1 km

39€

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Vienna 674.5 km

75€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Germany to Vienna is to night bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 11h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to Vienna is to fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germany to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg via Dresden, Dresden central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Germany to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Berlin Alexanderplatz and arriving at Wien Hbf via Berlin Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 57m.

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The distance between Germany and Vienna is 534 km. The road distance is 674.5 km.

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The best way to get from Germany to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8h 57m and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Germany to Vienna, including transfers.

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Germany to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz station.

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Germany to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Germany to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 13m and costs 45€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 270€ and takes 8h 57m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 9h 43m.

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  • Distance: 534.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Germany and Vienna, Austria?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin to Vienna via Berlin Hbf and Nuernberg Hbf in around 8h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
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 Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 650€
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
45€ - 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 Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
RegioJet
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 Berlin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
39€
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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Germany to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Germany to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germany to Vienna is 674 km. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Germany to Vienna.

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

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Book your Germany to Vienna train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Germany to Vienna bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2524+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Germany 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 Germany to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 17 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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