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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 46m

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

134€ - 187€

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Bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Central Station to Munich, Munich central bus station 036 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Kirchheim unter Teck K985 / ...

33€ - 40€

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Stadioncenter to Nuremberg Central Bus Station Haskovo - Nuernberg 05:45
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend Ic

77€ - 108€

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd 640.1 km

75€ - 110€

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 3m

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

60€ - 367€

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6h 12m

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

118€ - 364€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 35m

  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

111€ - 526€

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 11h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 370€ and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Schwäbisch Gmünd. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Central Station and arriving at Schwäbisch Gmünd Schillerstr. via Munich, Munich central bus station, Kirchheim u.T. ZOB and Göppingen ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 52m.

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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 46m.

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The distance between Vienna and Schwäbisch Gmünd is 489 km. The road distance is 640.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd without a car is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m 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, Vienna Central Station.

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Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), 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 46m and costs 130€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 11h 52m.

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  • Distance: 488.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd via Munich, Munich central bus station, Stuttgart, Stuttgart Kirchheim unter Teck, Kirchheim u.T. ZOB, and Göppingen ZOB in around 11h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 850€
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Flights from Vienna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
19€ - 50€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
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)
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
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, Vienna Central Station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Kirchheim unter Teck
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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, Stuttgart Kirchheim unter Teck 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 58m to drive from Vienna to Schwäbisch Gmünd.

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Swiss, Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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