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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE) MXP - VIE

38€ - 197€

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Bus  •  14h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs Baltour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

33€ - 52€

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Vienna (VIE) LIN - VIE

84€ - 284€

Train to Bologna, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Vienna (VIE) BLQ - VIE

61€ - 282€

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Vienna (VIE) BGY - VIE

41€ - 152€

Train  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Re6
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Brennero Brenner Ecb / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...

162€ - 307€

Night train  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Wien Hbf Nj

65€ - 90€

Night train, train  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Salzburg Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof 907 / ...

79€ - 99€

Drive  •  8h 3m

  1. Drive from Milan to Vienna 856.1 km

100€ - 160€

Milan to Vienna by train

The train journey time between Milan and Vienna is around 12h 34m and covers a distance of around 917 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 5m. Operated by Trenord, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Trenitalia and others, the Milan to Vienna train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Wien Hbf. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Vienna train schedules

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International entry into Austria from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Italy.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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 Italy from Austria.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Vienna is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 14h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Vienna is to fly. Taking this option will cost 35€ - 200€ and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Vienna. However, there are services departing from via baracchini, 1 dopo via p. da cannobio and arriving at Vienna, Hbf via Milano - Autostazione San Donato and Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 49m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Wien Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 42m.

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The distance between Milan and Vienna is 625 km. The road distance is 856.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 11h 35m and costs 160€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Milan to Vienna, including transfers.

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Milan to Vienna bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Milano - Autostazione San Donato station.

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Milan to Vienna train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs 35€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 310€ and takes 11h 35m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 14h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 625.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Vienna, Austria?

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Milan to Vienna 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Vienna via Verona Porta Nuova, Brennero Brenner, and Innsbruck Hbf in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Flights from Bologna to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
18€ - 200€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Bologna to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Flights from Bologna to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 85€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
9€ - 70€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Vienna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 1200€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Trenord
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
28€ - 32€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Nightjet
Night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Nightjet
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 29€
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Baltour
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano 1 to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Marozzi VT
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 Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Milan to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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Milan to Vienna train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Vienna is 856 km. It takes approximately 8h 3m to drive from Milan to Vienna.

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Ryanair, Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 1705+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 11€ - 16€.

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