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Trip Summary

There are 11 daily trains from Vienna to Berlin. Traveling by train from Vienna to Berlin usually takes around 9 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 7 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance325 mi (524 km)
Fastest train7h 43m
Lowest price£32.62
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

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

In the last month, £41.51 was the average price of a train ticket from Vienna, to Berlin, BE. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £45.14 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 Vienna to Berlin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vienna to Berlin in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £86 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.

Which train should you take from Vienna to Berlin?

There are 6 train lines with service from Vienna, to Berlin, Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity111h 25m£43.98
DB Intercity-Express28h 15m£85.36
Deutsche Bahn49h 4m£79.85
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company59h 47m£64.53
Non-federally owned railway company110h 31m£86.65
Railjet18h 44m£49.35

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 9 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 from Vienna to Berlin are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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 18:00. 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Berlin for £79.44.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Departure stations

Vienna has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Berlin.

Train stations in Vienna:

  • Aspern Nord

  • West Train Station

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Berlin:

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Train Station

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