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There are 6 ways to get from Passau to Vienna by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

50€ - 110€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Passau to Vienna 284.8 km

8€ - 23€

4 alternative options

Train via Linz  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz, Linz central station to Vienna, Vienna Felberstrasse K485

29€ - 120€

Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Passau to Linz, Linz Industriezeile N881
  2. Take the bus from Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB Munich - Zagreb / ...

18€ - 34€

Night train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf Nj

23€ - 35€

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Passau to Vienna 282.1 km

30€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Passau to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 23€ and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Passau to Vienna is to train which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Passau to Vienna station. However, there are services departing from Passau and arriving at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB via Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Passau Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Passau and Vienna is 221 km. The road distance is 282.1 km.

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The best way to get from Passau to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 50€ - 110€.

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The train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Passau to Vienna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Passau Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Passau to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 50€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Passau to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 220.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Passau, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 55€ - 75€ and the journey takes 2h 16m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Passau to Vienna via Linz, Linz Industriezeile and Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop in around 4h 30m.

Train operators
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 Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
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 Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Passau Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Passau to Wien
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Passau to Linz
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station to Vienna, Vienna Felberstrasse
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Passau to Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
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Nomago
Economy
11€ - 16€
Premium
13€ - 19€
Family&friends
16€ - 22€
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Linz to Wien, VIB Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Passau to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Passau to Vienna bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Passau to Vienna is 282 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Passau to Vienna.

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