There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Krems by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Salzburg  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee Ec / ...

89€ - 202€

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Bus  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Villach N404

37€ - 41€

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Train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee Rj / ...

58€ - 113€

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Krems 319.1 km

30€ - 50€

Fly to Klagenfurt, train, line 9505 bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Annabichl to Spittal-Millstaettersee
  3. Take the line 9505 bus from Spittal-Millstättersee Bf/Bbf to Kremsbrücke Abzw Pleßnitz

102€ - 308€

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  7h 14m

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

110€ - 353€

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Krems is to bus which costs 37€ - 42€ and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Krems is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Krems. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Kremsbrücke Abzw Pleßnitz via Villach Hbf and Spittal/Drau Zentrum. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 18m.

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The distance between Vienna and Krems is 248 km. The road distance is 319.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Krems without a car is to train via Salzburg which takes 6h 20m and costs 85€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Vienna to Krems, including transfers.

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Vienna to Krems bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Krems is to train via Salzburg which takes 6h 20m and costs 85€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 37€ - 42€ and takes 8h 18m.

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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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Vienna to Krems bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Villach station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Krems.
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  • Distance: 248 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Krems via Salzburg Hbf and Spittal-Millstaettersee in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Krems twice daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 24€ and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Train operators
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 30€
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Klagenfurt Annabichl to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Spittal-Millstaettersee
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Villach
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Krems is 319 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m 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 1174+ hotels available in Krems. Prices start at 87€ 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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