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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Vienna by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vienna (VIE) MAD - VIE

27€ - 291€

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Train, bus via Nuremberg  •  24h 51m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Nuremberg
  5. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

296€ - 443€

Train, bus  •  27h 30m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg

184€ - 296€

Bus via Lyon  •  34h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N748
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N882

112€ - 139€

Bus  •  38h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

Drive  •  22h 36m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Vienna 2376.7 km

240€ - 360€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Vienna is to fly which costs 27€ - 300€ and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Vienna is to fly which costs 27€ - 300€ and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid and Vienna is 1809 km. The road distance is 2376.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vienna without a car is to train and bus via Nuremberg which takes 24h 51m and costs 290€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Madrid to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vienna is to fly which takes 5h 55m and costs 27€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon, which costs 110€ - 140€ and takes 34h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 1809.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Vienna, Austria?

Cairo Aviation, Wizz Air and 11 other airlines fly from Madrid to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Vienna via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 34h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 1100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 750€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 440€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Mulhouse to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Vienna is 2377 km. It takes approximately 22h 36m to drive from Madrid to Vienna.

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Cairo Aviation, Wizz Air, British Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Vienna Airport.

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

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