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There are 11 daily trains from Vienna to Berlin. Traveling by train from Vienna to Berlin usually takes around 9 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 7 hours and 43 minutes.
|Distance||325 mi (524 km)|
|Fastest train||7h 43m|
|Trains per day||3|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Vienna to Berlin?
In the last month, £67.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Vienna to Berlin. 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 £97.20 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Vienna to Berlin will vary between £70 and £134. Planning a train trip to Berlin within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Vienna over the next 7 days is £74. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Vienna to Berlin 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 £60 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vienna to Berlin in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £101 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
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 Berlin from Vienna will be about £97.20 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Vienna to Berlin?
There are 5 train lines with service from Vienna to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||2||11h 20m||£62.78|
|DB Intercity-Express||4||8h 25m||£120.60|
|Deutsche Bahn||6||9h 41m||£110.37|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||5||9h 51m||£65.19|
DB Intercity train tickets from Vienna to Berlin start from £33, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf and one other station. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station .
From Vienna to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 11 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Berlin on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Vienna.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Vienna to Berlin start from £52, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 3 other train stations.
From Vienna to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.
Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Vienna to Berlin start from £33, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf and 2 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Rigaer Straße and 3 other train stations.
From Vienna to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 9 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Berlin start from £30, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf and 2 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 3 other train stations.
From Vienna to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.
Railjet train tickets from Vienna to Berlin start from £33, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Berlin. Railjet in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station .
From Vienna to Berlin train travel on Railjet takes 9 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Berlin on a weekend there is typically one Railjet scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Vienna.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Berlin 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.
How long is the train journey from Vienna to Berlin?
The distance between Vienna and Berlin is approximately 325 miles, or 524 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 43 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?
Trains departing from Vienna to Berlin tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Berlin?
There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin to 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.
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.
Where is the train station in Vienna?
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:
West Train Station
Where is the train station in Berlin?
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Main arrival 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.
Train stations in Berlin:
Berlin Central Station
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