There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Villach by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf Rj / ...

60€ - 85€

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Villach N456

19€ - 23€

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Night train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf Nj

29€ - 40€

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Villach 360.9 km

35€ - 55€

Fly to Klagenfurt, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Klagenfurt (KLU) VIE - KLU
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Annabichl to Villach Hbf

63€ - 221€

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Salzburg (SZG) VIE - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf

84€ - 320€

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Villach is to bus which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Villach is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Villach. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Villach Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Vienna and Villach is 260 km. The road distance is 360.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Villach without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs 60€ - 85€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf takes 4h 21m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Vienna to Villach train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Villach.
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  • Distance: 259.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Villach, Austria?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 60€ - 85€ and the journey takes 4h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Villach 3 times a day. Tickets cost 19€ - 23€ and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
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 Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Klagenfurt Annabichl to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Nightjet
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Villach
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Vienna to Villach is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs 60€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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Vienna to Villach train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Villach Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Villach is 361 km. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Vienna to Villach.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Klagenfurt Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Villach train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Vienna to Villach bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1605+ hotels available in Villach. 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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