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Trip Summary

There are 15 daily trains from Berlin to Vienna. Traveling by train from Berlin to Vienna usually takes around 9 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 7 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance325 mi (524 km)
Fastest train7h 41m
Lowest price$46.03
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Vienna?

In the last month, $107.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Vienna. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $158.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Vienna by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$94 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Vienna in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$158 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Vienna from Berlin will be about C$158.43 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Vienna?

There are 5 train lines with service from Berlin to Vienna. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity212h 26m$95.03
DB Intercity-Express48h 47m$151.63
Deutsche Bahn109h 18m$166.23
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company59h 21m$120.45
Railjet18h 32m$60.02
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Vienna start from $50, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Vienna. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and one other station. And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Vienna train travel on DB Intercity takes 12 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 41 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Vienna.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Vienna start from $50, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Vienna. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 4 other stations. And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Vienna train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 41 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 Vienna.

  • 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 Berlin to Vienna start from $46, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Vienna. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 5 other stations. And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Vienna train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 41 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Vienna.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Berlin to Vienna start from $50, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Vienna. Railjet in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf .

    From Berlin to Vienna train travel on Railjet takes 8 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 41 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Vienna on a weekend there is typically one Railjet scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a high-speed train from Vienna to Berlin?

Yes, there is a high-speed train from Vienna to Berlin. There are 5 daily DB Intercity-Express trains from Vienna to Berlin, which take as little as 7 hours and 43 minutes.

How far is Vienna from Berlin?

Vienna is 524 kilometers (325.6 miles) from Berlin by train. It typically takes a Deutsche Bahn train between 8 and 10 hours to travel that distance.

Should you take the train or fly from Berlin to Vienna?

Taking the train and taking a plane from Berlin to Vienna are both good options. Nonstop, one-way flights can often be found between €32 and €59, and take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. That said, flights can increase to as much as €91, in which case a train may be a better option. Deutsche Bahn tickets for this route start at just €40.

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Vienna 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 Berlin to Vienna?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Vienna. 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 Berlin to Vienna?

The distance between Berlin and Vienna is approximately 325 miles, or 524 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 41 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?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berlin to Vienna. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday 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 Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Berlin to Vienna?

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Vienna. 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 Vienna to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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Main departure station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Rigaer Straße

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Bellevue

  • Train Station

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

Where is the train station in Vienna?

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf

  • Aspern Nord

  • West Train Station

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