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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Košice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC

40€ - 261€

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Košice 802855

17€ - 21€

3 alternative options

Train  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Kosice 601 / ...

43€ - 72€

Bus via Revúca  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Main train station to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Revúca
  3. Take the bus from Revúca to Košice

25€ - 37€

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Košice 501.7 km

50€ - 80€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Košice is 917 222 682.

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

The social distance requirement in Košice is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Košice is to bus which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Košice is to fly which costs 40€ - 270€ and takes 3h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Košice. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Košice. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Kosice via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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The distance between Vienna and Košice is 365 km. The road distance is 501.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Košice without a car is to train which takes 7h 57m and costs 40€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m to get from Vienna to Košice, including transfers.

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Vienna to Košice bus services, operated by Turancar, depart from Wien station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Košice is to fly which takes 3h 58m and costs 40€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 7h 57m, you could also bus, which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 8h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Košice.
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  • Distance: 364.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Košice, Slovakia?

Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to Košice twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Košice via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica in around 7h 57m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
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 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Wien to Košice
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
RegioJet
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Revúca
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
SAD Humenne
Phone
+421 57 7863 103
Email
sekretariat@sadhe.sk
Website
sadhe.sk
Bus from Revúca to Košice
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
sadhe.sk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Kosice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Vienna to Košice bus services, operated by Turancar, arrive at Košice station.

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Vienna to Košice train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Kosice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Košice is 502 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Vienna to Košice.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Kosice Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Košice. 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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