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About 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 Rubens. 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

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stationImageCredit Jacek Ruzyczka


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.

Popular train stations in Vienna:

  • West Train Station

  • Hütteldorf

  • Wien Hbf

  • Wien Mitte

  • Aspern Nord

What train companies travel to Vienna, Austria?

Located in Austria, Vienna is accessible by train from 726 other cities. You can choose from 8820 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Vienna on Wanderu. WESTbahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Ferry tickets to Vienna are also available. Bus trips to Vienna are yet another option .

Train companies serving Vienna

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company6838h 28m€101.11
Deutsche Bahn6467h 3m€100.65
DB Intercity-Express2106h 51m€95.78
Non-federally owned railway company415h 54m€72.98
DB Eurocity244h 49m€59.85
DB Intercity217h 20m€71.89
Bayerische Regiobahn105h 46m€94.88
WESTbahn71h 30m€38.88
Railjet54h 10m€39.71
National Express38h 16m€58.97
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Railjet


    Railjet is a high-speed intercity train company with trains capable of reaching speeds of 230 kilometers per hour. While these speedy trains will make any trip quick, passengers can still enjoy extra legroom on seats to air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and a cafe with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

  • National Express

    National Express

    National Express trains operate on Germany's rail network, with services across the country to cities including Cologne, and Bonn, Munster. As a green-certified company, National Express is also one of the most sustainable ways of traveling around the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Vienna?

€10.66 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Vienna, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Vienna. In the last month, trains from Schwechat to Vienna had the lowest average price at €10.81.

Where is the train station in Vienna, Austria?

The busiest train station in Vienna is West Train Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Vienna are:

  • West Train Station
  • Hütteldorf
  • Wien Hbf

What is the closest airport to Vienna?

The closest airport to Vienna is Vienna Intl Airport (VIE), it is located 11.3 miles from the city center of Vienna.

Is Vienna a popular train travel destination?

It also ranks number 153 in Austria. Vienna has the most train connections in the region. There are 503 train schedules arriving in Vienna each day.

How much do train tickets to Vienna cost?

Train tickets to Vienna range from €11 for a short trip to Vienna, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Vienna starts at , and a longer trip by train to Vienna can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .

What type of traveler does Vienna attract?

Taking a train to Vienna is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Vienna a great option when planning your next vacation.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Vienna?

The closest train station to the city center of Vienna is Wien Mitte, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Wien Mitte as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Vienna. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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