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There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to München Hbf Gl.5-10 Rj
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Kaufbeuren Re
  3. Take the train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen Rb / ...

$119 - $175

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station N136 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$29 - $50

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Train, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to München Hbf Gl.5-10 Rj
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$71 - $111

Train, bus via Salzburg Hbf  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Mitte to Salzburg Hbf Wb
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$57 - $130

Night train, bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Meidling to München Hbf En
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$78 - $119

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle 314.9 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Innsbruck, drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN) VIE - INN
  2. Drive from Telfs-Pfaffenhofen to Neuschwanstein Castle

$130 - $386

Fly to Munich, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Munich (MUC) VIE - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein

$90 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle is to fly and drive which costs 110€ - 340€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Schwangau Neuschwanstein via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Neuschwanstein Castle is 425 km. The road distance is 503.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle without a car is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Innsbruck Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Schwangau Neuschwanstein station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle.
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  • Distance: 265.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany?

You can take a train from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle via München Hbf Gl.5-10, München Hbf Gl.27-36, Kaufbeuren, and Füssen in around 6 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle via Munich, Munich central bus station and Schwangau Neuschwanstein in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Vienna to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
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 München Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Mitte to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Wien Meidling to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Kaufbeuren
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Vienna, Vienna Mitte to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle is 504 km. It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to drive from Vienna to Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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There are 1111+ hotels available in Neuschwanstein Castle. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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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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