Trains to Vienna Find train times and tickets

You can hop on a direct train to Vienna from more than a dozen countries across Europe. No other capital city in the European Union can boast as fine a choice of international rail connections. So whether your journey starts in Moscow or Monaco, Berlin or Budapest, it’s easy to reach Vienna on a direct train. The Austrian capital is a popular destination with visitors from Britain, and here on Loco2 we can offer a number of daytime or overnight routes from London to Vienna – usually requiring two changes of train.

Almost all long-distance journeys to Vienna end at the city’s sparkling new Hauptbahnhof which opened in late 2014. All remaining international trains which previously served Westbahnhof shifted to Hauptbahnhof in December 2015.

Vienna is a showpiece capital, with a compact central area which is easily explored on foot. Some of the grander boulevards drip with Habsburg nostalgia. There are churches and palaces aplenty, cream cakes and schnitzel galore. In short, Vienna lives up to every stereotype. But you need not be smothered by Imperial Vienna. There is an edgier side to the city too, marked out in Vienna’s vibrant club scene. In spring and summer, heads for the city's green spaces such as the Wienerwald. In winter, escape to Europe's oldest ski resort at Semmering, just an hour south-west of Vienna by fast train.

Vienna is the hub for rail routes fanning out across Europe so it makes an excellent stop as a part of a wider rail adventure. Links to central European capitals are especially good, with frequent fast trains to Bratislava, Prague and Budapest. There are also comfortable direct daytime trains to Warsaw, Belgrade, Venice and Zurich. Daytime journeys to Venice and Zurich are especially recommended for the fine Alpine scenery along the way. The Venice train follows the classic Semmering Railway, while the direct Railjet trains to Switzerland run via the Tyrol and the Arlberg route. We are not yet able to book the full range of international routes from Vienna here on Loco2, but we’ve certainly enough on offer to get you started.

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Geneva to Vienna by train

from £44.00

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Budapest to Vienna by train

from £25.00

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Nuremberg to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Karlsruhe to Vienna by train

from £44.50

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Basel to Vienna by train

from £60.50

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Berlin to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Regensburg to Vienna by train

from £39.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 30m

Düsseldorf to Vienna by train

from £34.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 42m

Würzburg to Vienna by train

from £34.00

Avg 0 changes 5hr 34m

Duisburg to Vienna by train

from £126.00

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Hamburg to Vienna by train

from £34.50

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Singen to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Ulm to Vienna by train

from £34.50

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Ljubljana to Vienna by train

from £74.50

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Passau to Vienna by train

from £49.50

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Cologne to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Munich to Vienna by train

from £25.00

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Stuttgart to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Freiburg to Vienna by train

from £52.00

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Bonn to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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London to Vienna by train

from £85.00

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London to Vienna by train

from £85.00

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Mainz to Vienna by train

from £63.00

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Brussels to Vienna by train

from £51.50

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Hanover to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Friedrichshafen to Vienna by train

from £34.50

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Amsterdam to Vienna by train

from £51.00

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Utrecht to Vienna by train

from £226.50

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Heidelberg to Vienna by train

from £70.00

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Aachen to Vienna by train

from £79.00

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Brno to Vienna by train

from £25.00

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Plattling to Vienna by train

from £25.50

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Venlo to Vienna by train

from £68.00

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Mannheim to Vienna by train

from £62.50

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Rotterdam to Vienna by train

from £78.00

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Prague to Vienna by train

from £25.00

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Zurich to Vienna by train

from £34.00

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Bratislava to Vienna by train

from £14.00

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Paris to Vienna by train

from £59.00

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