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Taking the train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) in 7 hours 32 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main)? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 8 hours 46 minutes to travel the 600 km from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) by train, although you can get there in as little as 7 hours 32 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 15 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 Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) start from $41.71 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 Frankfurt (Main)? 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.

Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) by train

It takes an average of 8h 46m to travel from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) by train, over a distance of around 373 miles (600 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) and tickets for this journey start from $41.71 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 32m
PriceFrom $41.71
Distance373 miles (600 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train00:05
Last train23:27
Departure stationVienna Hbf
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), ÖBB

Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:30 14:04 8h 34m, 2 changes
06:55 15:04 8h 9m, 2 changes
07:30 16:04 8h 34m, 2 changes
08:55 17:04 8h 9m, 2 changes
10:55 19:04 8h 9m, 2 changes
11:30 20:00 8h 30m, 3 changes
11:30 20:04 8h 34m, 2 changes
12:30 21:04 8h 34m, 2 changes
13:30 22:04 8h 34m, 2 changes
14:55 23:03 8h 8m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main)

You can travel from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main)

The price of train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) starts at $41.71 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 Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) 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 Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main)

Want to know more about your journey from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main)? 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 Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) is 8 hours and 46 minutes, with around 15 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 Vienna Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) is 7 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) cost?

Train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) can start from as little as $41.71 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 Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) leave?

The first train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) leave?

The last train from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 23:27. 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 Vienna Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) by train?

Trains travelling from Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) cover a distance of around 373 miles (600 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 01/19/2023 for travel on 01/19/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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