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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

35€ - 45€

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Bus and ferry  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Wien to Frankfurt am Main

27€ - 40€

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Bus  •  14h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station Varna - Dortmund / ...

52€ - 77€

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 719.9 km

75€ - 120€

Fly Vienna to Frankfurt  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Frankfurt (FRA) VIE - FRA

53€ - 326€

Train to Linz, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
  2. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LNZ - FRA

63€ - 5588€

Fly Vienna to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Stuttgart (STR) VIE - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

81€ - 252€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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Last updated: 14 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 13h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 50€ - 330€ and takes 3h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 21m.

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The distance between Vienna and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 599 km. The road distance is 719.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 6h 21m and costs 35€ - 45€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 6h 21m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 6h 21m and costs 35€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 14h 54m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 330€ and takes 3h 58m.

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  • Distance: 598.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 21m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 120€ - 170€ and the journey takes 6h 21m. Hungarian Railways (MÁV) also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Wien to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 13h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Linz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Linz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Linz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 210€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
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
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
1st Class
11€ - 17€
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 Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Wien to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Karat-S

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Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 720 km. It takes approximately 6h 19m to drive from Vienna to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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