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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Villach by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Villach Bus Station

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Villach

Fly, train

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

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Villach is to bus which costs €18 - €23 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Villach is to drive which costs €65 - €110 and takes 3h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Villach Bus Station station. Services depart five times a week, 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 hourly, 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 358.9 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 €40 - €85.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Villach is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs €40 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 4h 45m.

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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?

Railjet operates a train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €70 and the journey takes 4h 21m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Villach Bus Station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €18 - €23 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Klagenfurt
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
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 Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Nightjet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Villach Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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 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 Bus Station.

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Vienna to Villach train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Villach Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Villach is 359 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m 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 bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 147+ hotels available in Villach. Prices start at €100 per night.

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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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