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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Linz by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf Rj / ...

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Bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Klagenfurt central train station 466
  2. Take the bus from Klagenfurt central train station to Linz Industriezeile N160

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Night train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Linz Hbf Nj

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Venice to Linz 571.5 km

Fly to Linz  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Linz (LNZ) VCE - LNZ

Fly to Vienna, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Vienna (VIE) VCE - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf

Fly to Munich, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Munich (MUC) VCE - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Linz Hbf

Venice to Linz by train

The train journey time between Venice and Linz is around 8h 10m and covers a distance of around 547 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 6m. Operated by Railjet, ÖBB EuroCity, Österreichische Bundesbahnen and others, the Venice to Linz train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Linz Hbf. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

15 Weekly Trains
8h 10m Average Duration
€73 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Venice to Linz is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Linz is to drive which costs €110 - €160 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Linz. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Linz Industriezeile via Klagenfurt central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Linz Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 16m.

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The distance between Venice and Linz is 352 km. The road distance is 571.5 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Linz without a car is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €70 - €150.

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It takes approximately 8h 10m to get from Venice to Linz, including transfers.

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Venice to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to Linz train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Linz is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €70 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 10m, you could also fly, which costs €170 - €600 and takes 6h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Linz.
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  • Distance: 351.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 10m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Linz, Austria?

You can take a train from Venice to Linz via Villach Hbf and Salzburg Hbf in around 8h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Linz via Klagenfurt central train station in around 9h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1000
Flights from Venice to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Flights from Venice to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €850
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Railjet
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Railjet
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €28
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Train from Muenchen Ost to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
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 Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Klagenfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Klagenfurt central train station to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Linz Industriezeile station.

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Venice to Linz train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Linz is 571 km. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Venice to Linz.

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Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Venice Airport to Linz Airport.

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Book your Venice to Linz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Linz. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs €10.

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