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Train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend Ic

€99 - €191

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Bus, train  •  12h

  1. Take the Bus from Wien to Ulm
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Goeppingen Rb / ...

€29 - €83

6 alternative options

Bus  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal N36

€36 - €51

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd 639.9 km

€65 - €100

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  4h 48m

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

€80 - €227

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Frankfurt (FRA) VIE - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwäbisch Gmünd

€69 - €336

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Nuremberg (NUE) VIE - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend

€148 - €485

Fly to Munich, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Munich (MUC) VIE - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
  3. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Aalen

€116 - €378

Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Schwäbisch Gmünd is around 7h 15m and covers a distance of around 659 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 14m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, ÖBB Intercity and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Schwaebisch Gmuend. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 15m
Fastest train time:
6h 14m
Train distance:
659 km
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
€99
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:37
Last train departs at:
19:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd train schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Schwäbisch Gmünd is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Schwäbisch Gmünd is 1.5 metres.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to bus which costs €35 - €55 and takes 13h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to fly and train which costs €80 - €230 and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Schwäbisch Gmünd. However, there are services departing from Vienna Central Station and arriving at Schwäbisch Gmünd Schillerstr. via Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe, Kirchheim and Göppingen ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Schwaebisch Gmuend via Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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The distance between Vienna and Schwäbisch Gmünd is 489 km. The road distance is 639.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs €95 - €200.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs €95 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 13h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd.
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  • Distance: 488.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany?

You can take a train from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd via Nuernberg Hbf in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Central Station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal once daily. Tickets cost €29 - €35 and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €400
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €400
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Vienna to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €400
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €230
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 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Ulm Hbf to Goeppingen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Goeppingen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Ulm Hbf to Goeppingen
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Aalen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Göppingen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwäbisch Gmünd
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Goeppingen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Go Ahead BW
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Aalen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Hohenz.Landesbahn AG
Phone
(07471) 1806-11
Email
hzl@sweg.de
Website
hzl-online.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Aalen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Hohenzollerische Landesbahn
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Wien to Ulm
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stuttgart Airport Busterminal station.

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Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Schwaebisch Gmuend station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd is 640 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd.

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Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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