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There are 10 ways to get from Ulm Hbf to Vienna by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Wien Hbf Rjx

70€ - 110€

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Bus and ferry  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ulm to Wien

18€ - 26€

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Train via Munich  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Wien Hbf Rjx

74€ - 151€

Bus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Ulm to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 1929 / ...

49€ - 65€

Drive  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Ulm Hbf to Vienna 542 km

55€ - 85€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE

50€ - 273€

Train to Munich, fly  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Vienna (VIE) MUC - VIE

82€ - 258€

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE

122€ - 279€

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Donauwoerth
  2. Take the train from Donauwoerth to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Vienna (VIE) NUE - VIE

Train, train to Innsbruck, fly  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
  3. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE) INN - VIE

127€ - 524€

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Ulm Hbf to Vienna is to bus and ferry which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 8h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Ulm Hbf to Vienna is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ulm and arriving at Wien. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 34m.

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It is 473 km from Ulm Hbf to Vienna. It is approximately 542 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Ulm Hbf to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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The train from Ulm Hbf to Wien Hbf takes 5h 34m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Ulm Hbf to Vienna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Ulm station.

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Ulm Hbf to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Ulm Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Ulm Hbf to Vienna is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 10h 23m.

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  • Distance: 472.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Ulm Hbf, Germany and Vienna, Austria?

Railjet operates a train from Ulm Hbf to Wien Hbf twice a week. Tickets cost 70€ - 110€ and the journey takes 5h 34m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Ulm to Wien twice a week. Tickets cost 18€ - 26€ and the journey takes 8h 53m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 550€
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Flights from Munich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Nuremberg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 600€
Train operators
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 Ulm Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
Railjet
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Donauwoerth to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Donauwoerth to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Donauwoerth to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Go Ahead BW
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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 Schaffhausen to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Donauwoerth
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
agilis.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Ulm to Wien
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Ulm to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Ulm Long distance Bus Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ulm Hbf to Vienna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Wien station.

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Ulm Hbf to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ulm Hbf to Vienna is 542 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Ulm Hbf to Vienna.

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