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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, night train, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Barcelona (BCN) VIE - BCN

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Train  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Paris Est 83 / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

Bus  •  25h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Main train station to Venice Mestre Train Station Rome Tiburtina - Prague Florenc Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Barcelona N740

Night train, train, car ferry  •  37h 15m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj
  2. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

Drive  •  16h 41m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Barcelona 1783.4 km

Vienna to Barcelona by train and walk

The journey time between Vienna and Barcelona is around 43h 34m and covers a distance of around 2380 km. This includes an average layover time of around 26h 35m. The fastest journey normally takes 41h 26m. Operated by Railjet, RegioJet, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and others, the Vienna to Barcelona service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
16h 59m
Layover time:
26h 35m
Total time:
43h 34m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
41h 26m
Journey distance:
2380 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
125 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:30
Last service departs at:
23:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Barcelona train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Barcelona is to fly which costs €24 - €130 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Barcelona is to fly which costs €24 - €130 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Vienna Main train station and arriving at Barcelona via Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Salzburg Hbf, München Hbf, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 25m.

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The distance between Vienna and Barcelona is 1350 km. The road distance is 1783.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 19h 25m and costs €230 - €440.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Vienna to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Vienna to Barcelona bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna Main train station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs €24 - €130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €230 - €440 and takes 19h 25m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 25h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1349.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Vienna to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Barcelona via Salzburg Hbf, München Hbf, Paris Est, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 19h 25m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €430
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 Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €28
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€18 - €28
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
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 Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
12h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Nightjet
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 Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€65 - €90
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Venice Mestre Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Vienna to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Vienna to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Barcelona is 1783 km. It takes approximately 16h 41m to drive from Vienna to Barcelona.

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Wizz Air, Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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