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Trip Summary

There are 21 daily trains from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 8 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 6 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance371 mi (598 km)
Fastest train6h 48m
Lowest price£33.49
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

Which train should you take from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 5 train lines with service from Vienna, to Frankfurt am Main, Hesse. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity18h 11m£71.72
DB Intercity-Express37h 1m£70.85
Deutsche Bahn148h 12m£75.37
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company710h 39m£58.72
Railjet17h 53m£79.43

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Vienna and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 371 miles, or 598 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 48 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 Frankfurt am Main are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 04:00 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 Frankfurt am Main?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Vienna. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Frankfurt am Main for £29.24.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Vienna.

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt am Main than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 11 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt-Berkersheim

  • Frankfurt-Sossenheim

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