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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Kulmbach by train, car, plane or bus

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Train via Nuremberg

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Lichtenfels

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Fly to Nuremberg, train

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Lichtenfels

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Kulmbach

Fly to Prague, bus, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG)
  2. Take the bus from Prague Airport Terminal 1/2 to Cheb Central Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Marktredwitz to Kulmbach

Fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Lichtenfels

Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Würzburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Bamberg
  4. Take the train from Bamberg to Kulmbach

Vienna to Kulmbach by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Kulmbach is around 6h 12m and covers a distance of around 632 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, ÖBB Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Vienna to Kulmbach train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Kulmbach. Typically 57 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

57 Weekly Trains
6h 12m Average Duration
€74 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Kulmbach is to train which costs €65 - €95 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Kulmbach is to drive which costs €100 - €150 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Kulmbach. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Kulmbach via Nürnberg Hbf and Lichtenfels. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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It is 415 km from Vienna to Kulmbach. It is approximately 579.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Kulmbach without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 6h 12m and costs €70 - €170.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Vienna to Kulmbach, including transfers.

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Vienna to Kulmbach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Vienna to Kulmbach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Lichtenfels station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Kulmbach is 579 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Vienna to Kulmbach.

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  • Distance: 415.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Kulmbach, Germany?

You can take a train from Vienna to Kulmbach via Nürnberg Hbf and Lichtenfels in around 6h 12m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €700
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Lichtenfels
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Lichtenfels
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Lichtenfels
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Train from Wien Hbf to Lichtenfels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Lichtenfels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Bamberg to Kulmbach
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Marktredwitz to Kulmbach
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
agilis.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €29
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague Airport Terminal 1/2 to Cheb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
RegioJet

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