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There are 4 ways to get from Vienna to Martin by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Vrutky

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Bus via Nitra

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Nitra
  3. Take the bus from Nitra to Martin - ul.J.Jesenského

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Station to Žilina bus station

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Martin

Vienna to Martin by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Martin is around 5h 2m and covers a distance of around 292 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 36m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), ÖBB Intercity and others, the Vienna to Martin train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Martin. Typically 58 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

58 Weekly Trains
5h 2m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Slovakia from Austria

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Yes, entry into Slovakia is currently allowed from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Martin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

No, returning to Austria from Slovakia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Martin is to bus via Nitra which costs €13 - €20 and takes 7h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Martin is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Martin. However, there are services departing from Vienna Central Station and arriving at Martin - ul.J.Jesenského via Zilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Martin. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Martin via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Vrutky. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between Vienna and Martin is 210 km. The road distance is 309.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Martin without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €21 - €45.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Vienna to Martin, including transfers.

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Vienna to Martin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Central Station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Martin is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €21 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €23 and takes 6h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Martin.
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  • Distance: 210.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Martin via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Vrutky in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Central Station to Žilina bus station once daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Žilina bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Turancar
Website
turancar.sk
Bus from Wien to Žilina
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
turancar.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Nitra
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
turancar.sk
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Wien to Žilina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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eurobus.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
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Nitra, AS
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Nitra
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Arriva Liorbus
Phone
0972/250 308
Email
alexandra.bobcekova@arriva.sk
Website
arrivaliorbus.sk
Bus from Nitra to Martin - ul.J.Jesenského
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7
Schedules at
arriva.sk

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Vienna to Martin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Žilina bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Martin is 310 km. It takes approximately 3h 10m to drive from Vienna to Martin.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Martin. Prices start at €100 per night.

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