Thinking about taking the train from Düsseldorf to Vienna? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 9 hours 46 minutes to travel the 765 km from Düsseldorf to Vienna by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 25 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either ICE, DB or ÖBB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Train tickets from Düsseldorf to Vienna start from $28.64 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.
The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
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 Düsseldorf to Vienna by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf and Vienna is 9 hours and 46 minutes, with around 17 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf to Vienna is 8 hours and 25 minutes.
Train tickets from Düsseldorf to Vienna can start from as little as $28.64 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf to Vienna without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Düsseldorf to Vienna each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Düsseldorf to Vienna leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Düsseldorf to Vienna leaves at 23:24. 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.
Trains travelling from Düsseldorf to Vienna cover a distance of around 475 miles (765 km) during the journey.