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

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Train  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re / ...

159€ - 250€

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Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Saarbrücken bus station 1929

40€ - 50€

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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

108€ - 222€

Bus and ferry, train  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Wien to Mannheim
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert Re / ...

48€ - 68€

Drive  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Saarbrücken 848 km

90€ - 140€

Fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  6h 28m

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

75€ - 223€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Frankfurt (FRA) VIE - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf

80€ - 375€

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 8m

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

88€ - 302€

Fly to Basel, train  •  8h 34m

  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

119€ - 384€

Vienna to Saarbrücken by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Saarbrücken is around 16h 39m and covers a distance of around 931 km. The fastest train normally takes 16h 28m. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Vienna to Saarbrücken train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Saarbruecken Hbf. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Vienna to Saarbrücken train schedules

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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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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, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Germany.

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Last updated: 15 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 13h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken is to fly and bus which takes 6h 28m and costs 75€ - 230€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Saarbrücken bus station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 13h 55m.

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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 Saarbruecken Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 31m.

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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 31m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m 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 Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 9h 31m and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 13h 55m.

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  • Distance: 695.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 31m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Saarbrücken via Mannheim Hbf in around 9h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Saarbrücken bus station once a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 13h 55m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 230€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Graz
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 290€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 230€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Luxembourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to St Ingbert
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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€
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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
Railjet
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
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
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 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
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 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
en.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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Wien to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
12h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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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