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There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Bautzen by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Main train station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse Vienna Airport Bus Station - Berlin Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Rb60 / ...

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Dresden Hauptbahnhof 060 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl 1304A / ...

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Train  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Dresden Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof Rb60 / ...

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bautzen 508.3 km

Fly to Dresden, train  •  7h

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Dresden (DRS) VIE - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof

Fly to Prague, bus, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Leipzig (LEJ) VIE - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) VIE - BER
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden-Neustadt
  3. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bautzen is to bus which costs €29 - €40 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Bautzen is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Bautzen. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bautzen Bahnhof via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 56m.

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The distance between Vienna and Bautzen is 359 km. The road distance is 508.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bautzen without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Vienna to Bautzen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bautzen is to train which takes 7h 56m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Bautzen.
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  • Distance: 358.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 54m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Bautzen via Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 7h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Bautzen via Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
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 Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €1600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
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
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Klotzsche to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Bautzen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden-Klotzsche to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Bautzen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Railjet
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
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 Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
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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Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP

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There is no direct flight from Vienna Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Vienna to Bautzen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bautzen August-Bebel-Pl station.

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Vienna to Bautzen train services, operated by trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB, arrive at Bautzen Bahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Bautzen is 508 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Vienna to Bautzen.

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Eurowings, Swiss, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Bautzen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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