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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz

Train via Nuremberg

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to S Südkreuz Bhf

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna International Airport to Berlin Airport BER

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie

Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Vienna Airport (VIE) and Checkpoint Charlie is around 10h 17m and covers a distance of around 976 km. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 48m. Operated by Railjet, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, ÖBB Intercity and others, the Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Flughafen Wien and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 41m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
10h 17m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 48m
Journey distance:
976 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€96
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:33
Last service departs at:
18:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie train, bus and walk schedules

Austria → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Austria

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Austria.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Germany.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie is to night bus which costs €35 - €45 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs €28 - €180 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Wien and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via Wien Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf and S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 32m.

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The distance between Vienna Airport (VIE) and Checkpoint Charlie is 537 km. The road distance is 692.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 9h 26m and costs €95 - €240.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 2h 5m and costs €28 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €95 - €240 and takes 9h 26m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 41m.

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

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Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 537.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Vienna Airport (VIE), Austria and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie every 4 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Wien Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz once daily. Tickets cost €150 - €220 and the journey takes 7h 36m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
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 Wien Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Wien Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
Railjet
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
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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 Vienna Erdberg to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Vienna International Airport to Berlin Airport BER
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie is 693 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Checkpoint Charlie.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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