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There are 8 ways to get from Heidelberg to Vienna by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Vienna  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vienna (VIE) FRA - VIE

$106 - $295

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N36

$40 - $75

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Vienna  •  5 h 49 min

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

$74 - $250

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Graz, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Graz (GRZ) FRA - GRZ
  3. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf

$161 - $372

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  8 h 18 min

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

$145 - $215

Train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj

$136 - $198

Bus Turancar  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Ludwigshafen to Wien

$56 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Vienna 442.5 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Vienna is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Vienna is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Vienna is 578 km. The road distance is 708 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Heidelberg to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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Heidelberg to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Vienna is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 361.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Vienna via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg to Vienna 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Hannover
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Heidelberg to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Vienna is 708 km. It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to drive from Heidelberg to Vienna.

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

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There are 2139+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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