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There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Saarbrücken Hbf Re1 / ...

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Saarbrücken bus station 036 / ...

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Train via Salzburg  •  10h 11m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Ec / ...

Train, bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to Linz Hbf 902 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Linz Wissensturm to Saarbrücken Bus Station Kardzhali Bus Station - London Victoria Green Line Station

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Saarbrücken 848 km

Fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Luxembourg (LUX) VIE - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Kirchberg, Luxexpo to Merzig, Bahnhof

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Frankfurt (FRA) VIE - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Saarbrücken Hbf

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Stuttgart (STR) VIE - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Saarbrücken Hbf

Fly to Basel, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Saint-Louis to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
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International entry into Germany from Austria

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Austria

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saarbrücken is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Saarbrücken is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Austria from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs €26 - €40 and takes 13h.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken is to fly and bus which takes 6h 25m and costs €40 - €200.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Saarbrücken bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Saarbrücken Hbf via Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 27m.

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The distance between Vienna and Saarbrücken is 696 km. The road distance is 848 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken without a car is to train which takes 9h 27m and costs €110 - €190.

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It takes approximately 9h 27m to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Saarbrücken train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 9h 27m and costs €110 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €26 - €40 and takes 13h.

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  • Distance: 695.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 27m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Saarbrücken via Mannheim Hbf and Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof in around 9h 27m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Saarbrücken bus station once daily. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 13h. Union Ivkoni also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €470
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
Süwex
Phone
0621 8301200
Website
suewex.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Süwex
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 Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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
€8 - €28
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€18 - €28
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €19
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Saint-Louis to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €30
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 Erdberg to Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Saarbrücken Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Linz Wissensturm to Saarbrücken Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Kirchberg, Luxexpo to Merzig, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Vienna to Saarbrücken train services, operated by Süwex, arrive at Saarbrücken Hbf station.

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Swiss, Luxair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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