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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Warsaw by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec

500 zł - 700 zł

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Rideshare  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Warsaw 666.4 km

109 zł

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Warszawa N6

128 zł - 182 zł

Night train  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna En

550 zł - 800 zł

Drive  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Warsaw 666.8 km

280 zł - 420 zł

Fly  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) VIE - WAW

253 zł - 1 010 zł

Shuttle, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Kraków Eurobusways
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eip / ...

361 zł - 584 zł

Vienna to Warsaw by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Warsaw is around 7h 29m and covers a distance of around 655 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 12m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), the Vienna to Warsaw train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Warszawa Centralna. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Warsaw train schedules

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International entry into Poland from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Georgia and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Austria

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia and Canada
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Warsaw is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Warsaw is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Warsaw is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Poland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Warsaw is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 9h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Warsaw is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Warszawa via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Warszawa Centralna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 7m.

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The distance between Vienna and Warsaw is 556 km. The road distance is 666.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 7h 7m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna takes 7h 7m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Vienna to Warsaw bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Warsaw is to train which takes 7h 7m and costs 110€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 11h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 555.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Warsaw, Poland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna twice daily. Tickets cost 500 zł - 700 zł and the journey takes 7h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Warsaw via Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 and Kraków in around 11h 25m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360 zł - 1 400 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vienna to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360 zł - 1 400 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160 zł - 800 zł
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 Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
500 zł - 700 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 85 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 zł
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
RegioJet
Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 95 zł
Schedules at
neobus.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Kraków
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
310 zł - 500 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
109 zł
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Vienna to Warsaw bus services, operated by Neo Bus, arrive at Warszawa station.

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Vienna to Warsaw train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Warsaw is 667 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Vienna to Warsaw.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Vienna Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 1622+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Warsaw. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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