Trains from Vienna to Düsseldorf

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Vienna - Düsseldorf Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Vienna to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Vienna to Düsseldorf usually takes around 10 hours, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 8 hours and 17 minutes.

Distance476 mi (767 km)
Fastest train8h 17m
Lowest price$102.69
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Vienna to Düsseldorf?

There are 3 train lines with service from Vienna to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express38h 50m$227.90
Deutsche Bahn179h 58m$218.03
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company810h 54m$205.94
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Vienna to Düsseldorf start from $115, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity-Express in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and one other train station.

    From Vienna to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 17 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Düsseldorf start from $90, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf-Benrath and 11 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 10 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 17 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 24 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Düsseldorf 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Vienna to Düsseldorf?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Vienna to Düsseldorf. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Vienna to Düsseldorf?

The distance between Vienna and Düsseldorf is approximately 476 miles, or 767 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 17 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Vienna to Düsseldorf. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vienna at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Düsseldorf?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Düsseldorf. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

Vienna

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.

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

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Main departure station: Wien Hbf

Wien Hauptbahnhof is the central station in Vienna, located in the Favoriten district. The station is a relatively new addition to the city and is thus completely modern. The station features 12 platforms and 20 tracks for use by RailJet and Deutsche Bahn trains, among others. Local connections include bus lines and Vienna's subway, the U-Bahn. The station's main hall contains shops, food stalls, restrooms, and free WiFi in some areas.

All train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station

There are more train stations and stops in Düsseldorf than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Düsseldorf:

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

  • Angermund

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf-Reisholz

  • Düsseldorf-Gerresheim

  • Düsseldorf-Eller

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal

  • Düsseldorf-Unterrath

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Mitte

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Süd

  • Düsseldorf-Rath

  • Düsseldorf-Hamm

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