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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Krems by train, bus, car, plane, shuttle or taxi

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Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Unzmarkt Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Unzmarkt to Madling R

$144 - $195

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Klagenfurt 162

$93 - $132

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Train via Bruck/Mur  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Bruck an der Mur
  2. Take the train from Bruck/Mur to Unzmarkt R / ...
  3. Take the train from Unzmarkt to Madling R

$150 - $216

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Krems 201.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Klagenfurt, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Annabichl to Spittal-Millstättersee

$167 - $420

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Salzburg (SZG) VIE - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstättersee

$175 - $443

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, train, taxi  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Villach
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Spittal-Millstättersee
  4. Take a taxi from Spittal-Millstättersee to Krems

$223 - $494

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Krems is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Krems is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Krems is 248 km. The road distance is 322.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Krems without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Vienna to Krems, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Krems is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 120€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Krems is 323 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Vienna to Krems.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport.

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There are 1062+ hotels available in Krems. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 155 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Krems, Kärnten, Austria?

You can take a train from Vienna to Krems via Unzmarkt and Madling in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Krems twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
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 Unzmarkt
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Unzmarkt to Madling
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Meidling to Bruck an der Mur
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Bruck/Mur to Unzmarkt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Klagenfurt Annabichl to Spittal-Millstättersee
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstättersee
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Spittal-Millstättersee
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Unzmarkt
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bruck A.D.Mur to Unzmarkt
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

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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 Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Touristik Kärnten Transfer
Phone
+43 660 9030012
Email
office@touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Website
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Villach
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Other operators
Taxi from Spittal-Millstättersee to Krems
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Taxi Spittal
Phone
+43 4762 5580
Website
taxi-spittal.com

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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