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Trip Summary

There are 45 daily trains from Leipzig to Vienna. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Vienna usually takes around 9 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 6 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance280 mi (451 km)
Fastest train6h 57m
Lowest price£42.80
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Vienna?

There are 4 train lines with service from Leipzig, Saxony to Vienna,, Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 25 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity110h 11m£129.94
DB Intercity-Express37h 32m£143.05
Deutsche Bahn258h 30m£146.89
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company2111h 12m£98.64

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leipzig 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.

How long is the train journey from Leipzig to Vienna?

The distance between Leipzig and Vienna is approximately 280 miles, or 451 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 57 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 Leipzig to Vienna 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 Saturday 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 Leipzig at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Leipzig to Vienna?

There are 45 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Leipzig to Vienna. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vienna to Leipzig. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Leipzig to Vienna for £19.86.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Leipzig where you can board the train.

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig Miltitzer Allee

  • Train Station

  • Leipzig-Lützschena

  • Leipzig-Knauthain

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Arrival stations

Vienna has one train station.

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