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Trip Summary

There are 57 daily trains from Vienna to Freiburg. Traveling by train from Vienna to Freiburg usually takes around 10 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 8 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance394 mi (634 km)
Fastest train8h 32m
Lowest price€38.06
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Vienna to Freiburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from Vienna to Freiburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 33 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express49h 37m€129.78
Deutsche Bahn3310h 3m€121.13
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company2110h 40m€100.12
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • 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.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Freiburg start from €37, and on average cost . Daily there are 21 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Freiburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Freiburg trains arrive at Freiburg-Wiehre and 8 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Freiburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 10 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Freiburg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 32 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Freiburg.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Freiburg 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Freiburg?

The distance between Vienna and Freiburg is approximately 394 miles, or 634 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 32 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Vienna to Freiburg on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

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 14:00. 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 Freiburg?

There are 57 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Freiburg to Vienna.

City Information

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.

Freiburg

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Freiburg im Breisgau, commonly called Freiburg, is a large city in the Baden-Wurttemberg state in the south of Germany. Sitting on the edge of the Black Forest, this city is home to one of Germany's oldest universities and a large Gothic-style cathedral in its reconstructed medieval old town.

Freiburg Cathedral originated as a Romanesque Church in the 13th century and took a full 300 years to complete. This cathedral is one of the most popular attractions in the city, and it's easy to see why. Hundreds of figures have been carved into the sandstone facade with impossible detail, and entry is free to walk through the even more impressive interior.

The Münsterplatz is another must while visiting the city. Although nearly destroyed in World War II, this cobblestone pedestrian square has been restored to display its many historic monuments, including the bold, red Historical Merchants' Hall. Market stalls populate this central square every day except for Sundays.

One of the unique features of Freiburg is the shallow waterways that flow along grooves in the streets in the Old Town. These brooks, or bächle, used to supply the city with drinking water from the Dreisam River but today host kids' boat races or splashes on hot days. Legend says that if you accidentally step in one, you will marry a local, so watch your step—or don't!

Experience Germany's incomparable rail network on a train to Freiburg, arriving at the Freiburg Hauptbahnhof. FlixBus and Sindbad also connect Freiburg to the rest of the country and several additional European cities like Zurich and Budapest.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

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Main departure station: Wien Hbf

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.

All train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf

Where is the train station in Freiburg?

Main arrival station: Freiburg-Wiehre

There are more train stations and stops in Freiburg than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Freiburg:

Train stations in Freiburg:

  • Freiburg-Wiehre

  • Freiburg-Littenweiler

  • Freiburg-Zähringen

  • Freiburg Messe/Universität

  • Freiburg-St Georgen

  • Freiburg West

  • Central Train Station

  • Freiburg-Herdern

  • Freiburg Klinikum

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