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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Zagreb to Vienna. Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Vienna usually takes around 5 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest GoOpti bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance166 mi (268 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price€16.87
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Zagreb to Vienna?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Zagreb to Vienna that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus125h 18m€30.28
GoOpti24h 46m€208.11
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 12 trips from Zagreb to Vienna, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 18 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • GoOpti is a bus company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, that specializes in airport transfers to and from cities with limited or no public transportation. It has expanded its services to several countries in central Europe, including Croatia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, and Austria, providing convenient airport transportation options for passengers in these regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 268 kilometers from Zagreb to Vienna. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Vienna at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Zagreb to Vienna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Zagreb to Vienna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Zagreb to Vienna without transferring.

City Information

Zagreb

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Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. Although often overlooked as a travel destination, Zagreb is the center of Croatia's art, culture, academic, and sports scene, providing visitors with much to explore. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Central Europe!

Zagreb is divided into three areas: Gornji grad (upper town), which is over 1000 years old and hosts the Presidential palace as well as St Mark's Church; the Donji grad (lower town), home to 19th-century architecture, shops, theatres, cafes, and parks; and the Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb), which was developed post-World War II and is the main residential and business area of the city.

In what is known as the "city of museums," there is no shortage of fascinating places to shelter from the midday heat. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique but heartrending museum dedicated to lost love and the real stories of heartbreak. The Museum of Illusions offers a more lighthearted but equally compelling experience, with many deceiving and confusing exhibits on show.

Zagreb is well-connected to many other European cities and destinations throughout the continent. About 15 kilometers from the city center, Zagreb International Airport provides many national and international flight routes, and Zagreb Central Station is a major railway hub. Several bus companies depart Zagreb daily for cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Vienna, and Berlin.

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 does the bus leave from in Zagreb?

Main departure station: Avenija Marina Držića 4

Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb is the central coach station in Croatia's capital city. FlixBus and Arriva operate here and run routes outside the country and within Croatia, with regular routes to Split, Pula, and Rijeka. The coach station doubles as a shopping center, and the building is lined with shops, cafes, restaurants, and waiting areas inside. You can also find parking and car rental services within the station. The coach station is in central Zagreb in the district of Kanal, so you can find plenty of hotels, restaurants, and stores within walking distance.

All bus stations in Zagreb:

  • Avenija Marina Držića 4

  • Trg kralja Tomislava 12

Where does the bus arrive in Vienna?

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Main arrival station: Erdberg

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bhan and get anywhere else in the city.

Bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Wien Hbf (Interspar Pronto)

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