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There are 12 ways to get from London to Vienna by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Vienna

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Vienna (VIE)

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Fly London Stansted to Bratislava, train

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bratislava (BTS)
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf

Fly London Stansted to Vienna

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to London Luton, fly to Vienna

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to Birmingham, fly to Vienna

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Vienna

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Vienna (VIE)

Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf
  4. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf

Bus via Prague

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
  2. Take the bus from Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Vienna

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Vienna

London to Vienna by train

The train journey time between London and Vienna is around 19h 45m and covers a distance of around 1502 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 53m. The fastest train normally takes 13h 10m. Operated by Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr and others, the London to Vienna train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Wien Hbf. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
11h 52m
Layover time:
7h 53m
Total time:
19h 45m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
13h 10m
Train distance:
1502 km
Trains per week:
24
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
79 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:55
Last train departs at:
18:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Vienna train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from London to Vienna is to fly and train which costs £25 - £120 and takes 7h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Vienna is to fly. Taking this option will cost £50 - £270 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Vienna. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Vienna Erdberg via Prague Main station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Vienna. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Wien Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Passau Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 52m.

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The distance between London and Vienna is 1235 km.

The best way to get from London to Vienna without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 13h 52m and costs £230 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from London to Vienna, including transfers.

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London to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Vienna train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Vienna is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs £50 - £270. Alternatively, you can train via Frankfurt am Main, which costs £230 - £550 and takes 13h 52m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 24h 14m.

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Map of how to get from London to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 1235.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between London, England and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, British Airways and five other airlines fly from London Paddington to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Vienna via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and Passau Hbf in around 13h 52m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€7 - €50
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€7 - €50
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€7 - €50
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€7 - €50
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€7 - €130
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€7 - €130
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€7 - €130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€220 - €480
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€200 - €360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €190
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€28 - €270
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
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 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€3 - €5
1st Class
€4 - €7
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€90 - €130
1st Class
€140 - €200
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€155
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague Main station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
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 London Victoria Green Line Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €1400
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1400
Standard Car - Flexi
€160 - €190

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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

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Vienna is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 7:34 PM in London and 8:34 PM in Vienna.

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

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British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 686+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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