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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Berlin by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 13m

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

53€ - 230€

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Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Berlin central bus station N958 / ...

19€ - 40€

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Fly to Berlin Tegel  •  16h 8m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) VIE - TXL

110€ - 427€

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

160€ - 230€

Rideshare  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Berlin 678.3 km

32€

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Berlin 677.7 km

70€ - 110€

Austria → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Austria

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau

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 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta
France: Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle, Guadeloupe
Norway: Agder, Oslo, Viken, Rogaland
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Austria

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

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No, entry into Germany from Austria is currently restricted.

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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 Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 32€ and takes 8h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Berlin is to fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 4h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Berlin central bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 43m.

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The distance between Vienna and Berlin is 524 km. The road distance is 677.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 7h 43m and costs 160€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Vienna to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Berlin train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Berlin is to fly which takes 4h 13m and costs 50€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 230€ and takes 7h 43m, you could also bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 523.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Vienna to Berlin 3 times a day. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Berlin Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 160€ - 230€ and the journey takes 7h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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).

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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 central bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Berlin
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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Vienna to Berlin train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Berlin is 678 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Vienna to Berlin.

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

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Book your Vienna to Berlin train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Vienna to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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