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Taking the train from Düsseldorf to Vienna in 8 hours 25 minutes

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.

Düsseldorf to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 9h 46m to travel from Düsseldorf to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 475 miles (765 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Düsseldorf to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from $28.64 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 25m
PriceFrom $28.64
Distance475 miles (765 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train03:40
Last train23:24
Departure stationDüsseldorf
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Düsseldorf to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf to Vienna for Dienstag Okt. 18. 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:07 15:38 9h 31m, direct
06:18 15:23 9h 5m, 2 changes
06:24 15:38 9h 14m, 1 change
07:08 15:38 8h 30m, 2 changes
08:10 16:38 8h 28m, 1 change
08:16 17:38 9h 22m, direct
09:09 17:38 8h 29m, 1 change
10:05 19:23 9h 18m, 2 changes
11:17 20:23 9h 6m, 1 change
12:05 21:23 9h 18m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and ÖBB trains from Düsseldorf to Vienna

You can travel from Düsseldorf to Vienna on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Vienna

The price of train tickets from Düsseldorf to Vienna starts at $28.64 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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Vienna

Want to know more about your journey from Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Vienna take?

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf to Vienna is 8 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Düsseldorf to Vienna cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Düsseldorf to Vienna?

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.

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

The first train from Düsseldorf to Vienna leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Düsseldorf to Vienna cover a distance of around 475 miles (765 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Düsseldorf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Düsseldorf to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/18/2022. 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 09/05/2022 for travel on 09/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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