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

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Fly to Vienna  •  5 h 46 min

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

$95 - $386

Cheapest option

Fly to Bratislava, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bratislava (BTS) MAD - BTS
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Airport to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg

$60 - $445

6 alternative options

Train via Paris Nord RER  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice

$428 - $606

Train  •  23 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  6. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Mitte Wb

$391 - $539

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  39 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 366 / ...

$138 - $210

Bus Atlassib  •  41 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Vienna Erdberg 000002

Bus, train  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Mitte Wb

$175 - $309

Drive  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Vienna 1469.6 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Madrid Avenida America and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Wien Hbf via Barcelona Sants Station, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Est and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 11 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Vienna is 1809 km. The road distance is 2351.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 23 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Madrid to Vienna, including transfers.

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Madrid to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, depart from Madrid Avenida America station.

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Madrid to Vienna train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Vienna is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 23 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 39 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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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: 1130.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

Iberia, Eurowings and 13 other airlines fly from Madrid to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Vienna via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, Paris Est, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 23 h 11 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Bratislava via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Bratislava via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Bratislava via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Madrid to Bratislava via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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 Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Strasbourg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Bratislava, Bratislava Airport to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Vienna International Busterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
elines.cz
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Padova to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
3 days 6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
alsa.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Vienna is 2351 km. It takes approximately 22 h 38 min to drive from Madrid to Vienna.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2049+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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