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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Brussels by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Brussels

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

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Fly to Charleroi, bus

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Charleroi (CRL)
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles-Nord

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Station to Brussels-North train station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Antwerp Berchem Bus Stop
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruxelles-Central

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Brussels

Vienna to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Brussels is around 10h 18m and covers a distance of around 1124 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Vienna to Brussels train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 33 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

33 Weekly Trains
10h 18m Average Duration
€96 Cheapest Price
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Austria → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Austria

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Austria

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Considerations leaving from Austria

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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 recommended.

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, returning to Austria from Belgium is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Vienna to Brussels is to bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 19h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Brussels is to fly which costs €55 - €340 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Central Station station and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 40m.

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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 1104.8 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 €95 - €140.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Vienna to Brussels, including transfers.

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Vienna to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Central Station.

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Vienna to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 18m and costs €55 - €340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 10h 18m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 19h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 914.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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

Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt in around 10h 18m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €330
Flights from Vienna to Charleroi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€10 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Antwerp Berchem Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Vienna to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train 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 bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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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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