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Taking the train from Bern to Vienna in 8 hours 54 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Bern to Vienna? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 10 hours 18 minutes to travel the 684 km from Bern to Vienna by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 54 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 18 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Bern to Vienna start from $53.47 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Vienna? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Bern to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 10h 18m to travel from Bern to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 425 miles (684 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Bern to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from $53.47 when you book in advance.

First train

05:29

Last train

23:02

Departure station

Bern

Arrival station

Vienna

Journey time

8h 54m

Distance

684 miles (425 km)

Frequency

18 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $53.47

Train and bus operators

Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Bern to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bern to Vienna for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:31 17:25 8h 54m, 1 change
09:31 18:25 8h 54m, 2 changes
10:31 19:25 8h 54m, 1 change
11:31 20:25 8h 54m, 2 changes
12:31 21:25 8h 54m, 1 change
14:31 23:28 8h 57m, 1 change
16:31 04:58 12h 27m, 2 changes
17:31 04:58 11h 27m, 3 changes
19:31 05:26 9h 55m, 1 change
20:36 08:44 12h 8m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Vienna

The price of train tickets from Bern to Vienna starts at $53.47 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bern to Vienna by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bern to Vienna

Want to know more about your journey from Bern to Vienna? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bern to Vienna take?

The average journey time by train between Bern and Vienna is 10 hours and 18 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bern and Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Vienna is 8 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Bern to Vienna cost?

Train tickets from Bern to Vienna can start from as little as $53.47 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bern to Vienna?

No, there are no direct train services from Bern to Vienna. Travelling from Bern to Vienna by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Bern to Vienna leave?

The first train from Bern to Vienna leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bern to Vienna leave?

The last train from Bern to Vienna leaves at 23:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bern and Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Bern to Vienna cover a distance of around 425 miles (684 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Bern.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/09/2023 for travel on 05/09/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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