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Vienna - Linz Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 50 daily trains from Vienna to Linz. Traveling by train from Vienna to Linz usually takes around one hour and 11 minutes, but the fastest WESTbahn train can make the trip in one hour and 8 minutes.

Distance96 mi (155 km)
Fastest train1h 8m
Lowest price$47.51
Trains per day50
Most frequent serviceWESTbahn
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Vienna to Linz?

WESTbahn is the one and only train line which connects Vienna to Linz. However, there are 50 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
WESTbahn501h 11m$49.57
  • WESTbahn


    WESTbahn train tickets from Vienna to Linz start from $48, and on average cost . Daily there are 50 WESTbahn schedules to Linz. WESTbahn in Vienna leaves from Hütteldorf and one other station. And in Linz trains arrive at Central Station .

    From Vienna to Linz train travel on WESTbahn takes 1 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Linz faster, WESTbahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 8 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, WESTbahn offers 46 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Linz.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Linz during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Vienna to Linz?

The distance between Vienna and Linz is approximately 96 miles, or 155 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 8 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Vienna to Linz tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vienna at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to Linz?

There are 50 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Vienna to Linz.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Linz to Vienna.

City Information


Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Main departure station: Hütteldorf

There are two stations in Vienna where you can board the train to Linz.

All train stations in Vienna:

  • Hütteldorf

  • West Train Station

Where is the train station in Linz?

Main arrival station: Central Station

Linz has one train station.

Train stations in Linz:

  • Central Station

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