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There are 7 ways to get from Zwickau to Austria by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Regensburg  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...

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Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Prague 321
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Vienna Erdberg 060 / ...

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Bus, train  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Prague 321
  2. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet / ...

Train  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof Rb30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj

Drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Vienna 635.6 km

Train, fly to Munich  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

Train, fly to Vienna  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Vienna (VIE) LEJ - VIE

Zwickau to Austria by train and subway

The journey time between Zwickau and Austria is around 9h 48m and covers a distance of around 684 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 5m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 27m. Operated by Transdev, Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, Die Länderbahn and others, the Zwickau to Austria service departs from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arrives in Stephansplatz. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 43m
Layover time:
3h 5m
Total time:
9h 48m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 27m
Journey distance:
684 km
Services per week:
47
Cheapest price:
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Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:58
Last service departs at:
21:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Austria train and subway schedules

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International entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican
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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Germany.

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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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Austria is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Austria is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Austria is to bus which costs €35 - €45 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Austria is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Austria. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Stephansplatz via Hof Hbf, Regensburg Hbf and Südtiroler Pl. - Hbf.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Austria is 396 km. The road distance is 635.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Austria without a car is to train via Regensburg which takes 8h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 45m to get from Zwickau to Austria, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Austria train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Austria is to train via Regensburg which takes 8h 45m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Zwickau to Austria train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Austria.
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  • Distance: 395.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 45m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Austria?

You can take a train from Zwickau to Vienna via Hof Hbf, Regensburg Hbf, Wien Hbf, and Südtiroler Pl. - Hbf. in around 8h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwickau to Vienna via Prague, Vienna Erdberg, and Erdberg in around 9h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
vogtlandbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
alex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€30 - €50
1st Class
€50 - €75
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€23 - €35
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€18 - €23
Business
€25 - €31
1st Class
€26 - €31
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 Dresden Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD

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