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There are 11 ways to get from Vienna to Vatican by plane, bus, train, night train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Bologna

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bologna (BLQ)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Main train station to Rome Tiburtina

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Fly to Rome

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Rome (FCO)

Fly to Milan Malpensa

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Fly to Bari

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bari (BRI)

Fly to Naples

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Naples (NAP)

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna Central Station to Ljubljana bus station
  2. Take the night bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Rome

Vienna to Vatican by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Vatican is around 11h 44m and covers a distance of around 1107 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. Operated by Railjet, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Vienna to Vatican train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
11h 44m Average Duration
€103 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vatican

There is widespread community transmission globally.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Limited international flights leaving Austria began to resume from June 15.

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Vatican relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Vatican, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vatican

Currently, we are unable to provide domestic travel restriction information for travelling within Vatican. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status within Vatican, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vatican

Last updated: January 26 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Vatican is to bus which costs €30 - €50 and takes 15h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Vatican is to fly which costs €40 - €200 and takes 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Vatican. However, there are services departing from Vienna Main train station and arriving at Termini via Staz.Ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 57m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 52m.

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The distance between Vienna and Vatican is 766 km. The road distance is 1116.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vatican without a car is to train which takes 11h 44m and costs €100 - €220.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Vienna to Vatican, including transfers.

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Vienna to Vatican bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna Main train station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vatican is to fly which takes 3h 47m and costs €40 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €220 and takes 11h 44m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 15h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Vatican.
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  • Distance: 765.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Vatican?

Austrian Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Bologna twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Rome via Venezia Mestre in around 11h 44m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €270
Flights from Vienna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Vienna to Rome via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €260
Flights from Vienna to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Vienna to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Vienna to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Flights from Vienna to Naples via Venice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Flights from Vienna to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €380
Flights from Vienna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Vienna to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Vienna to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Vienna to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €240
Flights from Vienna to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €200
Flights from Vienna to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €370
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Railjet
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€65 - €90
Base Premium
€75 - €110
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
Smart Flex
€60 - €85
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna Main train station to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Vienna Central Station to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Vienna to Vatican bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Vienna to Vatican train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Vatican is 1116 km. It takes approximately 10h 23m to drive from Vienna to Vatican.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Bologna Airport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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