There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$120 - $190

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N61 / ...

$43 - $78

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Frankfurt

$60 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main 447.6 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Vienna to Frankfurt  •  4 h 8 min

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

$84 - $269

Fly Vienna to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 8 min

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

$103 - $268

Train to Graz, fly to Frankfurt  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Frankfurt (FRA) GRZ - FRA

$140 - $348

Fly Vienna to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Nuremberg (NUE) VIE - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$115 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 10 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Frankfurt am Main is 598 km. The road distance is 716.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 6 h 21 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Vienna to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Vienna station.

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Vienna to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 18 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Vienna to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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  • Distance: 373.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 10 h 18 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Graz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Graz to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Graz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Graz to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Graz to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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