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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £36.50
  2. 30 day advance £37.00
  3. 7 day advance £93.00
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  1. The overnight journey by train from London to Vienna is very easy to arrange in one simple booking here on Loco2. Bookings for this route usually open 3 months in advance, and that's the moment to book if you are keen to get the best deal on fares. The lowest price offers just seated accommodation on the night train. We strongly recommend upgrading to a couchette or sleeper for greater comfort.

    The EuroNight service from Cologne to Vienna is one of a family of overnight trains to the Austrian capital run by Austrian Railways (ÖBB). If you are not keen on the idea of an 11-hour overnight journey from Cologne to Vienna, there are useful daytime alternatives. Twice-daily direct daytime ICEs link the two cities, taking just over nine hours for the journey.

    Cologne to Vienna (night train)

    Cologne to Vienna (night train)

    Austrian Railways (ÖBB) run every evening an overnight service from the German Rhineland to Vienna. The night train leaves from Cologne Hauptbahnhof, taking 11 hours for the journey to the Austrian capital. Upon arrival in Vienna you may alight at either Meidling station or at the new Hauptbahnhof – the latter offers the best range of onward connections.

    The first couple of hours of the journey the train follows the Rhine Valley. On a moonlit night, this offers some splendid moments as the train runs up the famous gorge section of the Rhine south of Koblenz. Thereafter you’ll probably be asleep for much of the overnight run via the Main and Danube Valleys to Vienna.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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