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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Brussels by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train or car

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Fly  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Brussels (BRU) VIE - BRU

43€ - 178€

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Bus and ferry  •  21h 57m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Wien to Brussels

42€ - 62€

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Train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

106€ - 141€

Bus  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1929

50€ - 65€

Night train  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Nj

90€ - 130€

Drive  •  9h 41m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Brussels 1104.7 km

110€ - 180€

Austria → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 7 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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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 and 7 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Falkland Islands

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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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 Belgium 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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

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Last updated: 24 Feb 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vienna to Brussels is to bus and ferry, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 21h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Brussels is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 19h 10m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord. This train operates Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h 32m.

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The distance between Vienna and Brussels is 915 km. The road distance is 1104.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Vienna to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Brussels is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 10h 18m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 19h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 914.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Brussels, Belgium?

Ethiopian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Brussels 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 10h 18m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Nightjet
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, Vienna Erdberg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Wien to Brussels
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Vienna to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Vienna to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Brussels is 1105 km. It takes approximately 9h 41m to drive from Vienna to Brussels.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Brussels train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Vienna to Brussels bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2268+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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