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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, Zurich 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. Two years on, the Viennese now see that years of rebuilding and disruption have paid off in that they now have one of Europe's most distinctive and efficient rail hubs.

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. Vienna has plenty of trains to other Austrian cities; Salzburg is two and a half hours away, Graz about three and a half. We are not yet able to book the full range of routes from Vienna here on Loco2, but we’ve certainly enough on offer to get you started.

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Schaffhausen to Vienna by train

from £36.50

Avg 5 changes 12hr 23m

Regensburg to Vienna by train

from £27.50

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Koblenz to Vienna by train

from £37.00

Avg 0 changes 7hr 57m

Prague to Vienna by train

from £62.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 57m

Brno to Vienna by train

from £29.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 26m

Aachen to Vienna by train

from £109.50

Avg 2 changes 9hr 18m

Stuttgart to Vienna by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 6hr 25m

Freiburg to Vienna by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 8hr 26m

Bratislava to Vienna by train

from £14.00

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Zurich to Vienna by train

from £26.50

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Mannheim to Vienna by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 18m

Passau to Vienna by train

from £52.00

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Basel to Vienna by train

from £38.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 57m

Hanover to Vienna by train

from £81.50

Avg 0 changes 7hr 19m

Rotterdam to Vienna by train

from £55.00

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Venlo to Vienna by train

from £72.50

Avg 2 changes 9hr 40m

Duisburg to Vienna by train

from £126.00

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Cologne to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Leipzig to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Paris to Vienna by train

from £62.00

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Hamburg to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Budapest to Vienna by train

from £26.50

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Copenhagen to Vienna by train

from £64.50

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Ljubljana to Vienna by train

from £78.00

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Liège to Vienna by train

from £91.50

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Bonn to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Fulda to Vienna by train

from £37.00

Avg 0 changes 5hr 48m

Karlsruhe to Vienna by train

from £36.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 20m

Utrecht to Vienna by train

from £66.50

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Geneva to Vienna by train

from £55.50

Avg 1 change 10hr 41m

Munich to Vienna by train

from £27.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr 56m

Singen to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Friedrichshafen to Vienna by train

from £34.50

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Ulm to Vienna by train

from £114.00

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Plattling to Vienna by train

from £27.50

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Dresden to Vienna by train

from £27.50

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Göttingen to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Mainz to Vienna by train

from £37.00

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Berlin to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Nuremberg to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Düsseldorf to Vienna by train

from £55.50

Avg 1 change 8hr 18m

Amsterdam to Vienna by train

from £54.50

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London to Vienna by train

from £90.50

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London to Vienna by train

from £90.50

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Brussels to Vienna by train

from £54.50

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Frankfurt am Main to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Würzburg to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Baden-Baden to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Kufstein to Vienna by train

from £32.00

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Offenburg to Vienna by train

from £36.50

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Břeclav to Vienna by train

from £21.50

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Děčín to Vienna by train

from £82.50

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Bad Schandau to Vienna by train

from £27.50

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Heidelberg to Vienna by train

from £73.50

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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