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

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Fly London Heathrow to Vienna  •  5h 1m

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

58€ - 207€

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Fly London Stansted to Vienna  •  5h 28m

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

45€ - 87€

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Fly London City to Vienna  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Vienna (VIE) LCY - VIE

99€ - 217€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Vienna  •  5h 16m

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

57€ - 177€

Fly London Stansted to Bratislava, bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bratislava (BTS) STN - BTS
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava Airport to Vienna Airport

62€ - 212€

Train  •  13h 38m

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

259€ - 611€

Bus  •  23h 37m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...

53€ - 72€

Night bus, bus  •  26h 53m

  1. Take the night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station London - Victoria Coach Station > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N136 / ...

75€ - 93€

Train, night train  •  17h 32m

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

199€ - 471€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 14m

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

308€ - 384€

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 31m

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

168€ - 291€

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Conditions of entry to Austria

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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Yes, entry into Austria is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vienna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Austria.

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Last updated: 25 Oct 2020
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The cheapest way to get from London to Vienna is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 23h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Vienna is to fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 5h 1m.

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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, Vienna Erdberg via Prague, Prague Main station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 37m.

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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 and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 38m.

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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 which takes 13h 38m and costs £230 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m 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 1m and costs £50 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £550 and takes 13h 38m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 23h 37m.

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Map of how to get from London to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 1235.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

British Airways, Austrian Airlines 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 and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 13h 38m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 430€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 55€
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
17€ - 55€
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 270€
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from London City to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Vienna via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
Flights from London City to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
85€ - 490€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 400€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London City to Vienna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 200€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava Airport to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava Airport to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Bratislava Airport to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Vienna is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 8:40 PM in London and 9:40 PM in Vienna.

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

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, LOT and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2524+ 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 £5 - £35.

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