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Train journeys from Berlin to Vienna

Working out your travel plans from Berlin to Vienna? Consider taking the train. Direct trains from Berlin will get you to Vienna’s main station in seven and a half hours.

Although the train journey is longer than the flight, you won’t have to deal with lengthy airport queues and expensive airport transfers. You’ll be whisked over from the centre of Berlin to the heart of Vienna on the high-speed ICE (Intercity-Express) by Deutsche Bahn. It’s also more eco-friendly than flying and you’ll get more space to stretch out and walk around. And the views are certainly a lot more scenic!

Arrive in Vienna and spend your time exploring all the city’s stunning Baroque palaces and many museums. Tuck into traditional Viennese cuisine in the evening before taking a trip to the famous Vienna State Opera House.

Want to find out more and book your tickets? Check out the journey summary and train times below.

Berlin to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 9h 20m to travel from Berlin to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 326 miles (524 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €25.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 27m
PriceFrom €25.40
Distance326 miles (524 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
First train04:37
Last train22:35
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Berlin to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Vienna for Tuesday 18th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:37 15:38 8h 1m, 1 change
09:11 16:38 7h 27m, direct
09:37 17:38 8h 1m, 1 change
10:06 19:49 9h 43m, 1 change
11:11 19:23 8h 12m, 2 changes
11:37 20:23 8h 46m, 1 change
12:06 21:49 9h 43m, 1 change
12:44 21:23 8h 39m, 2 changes
13:11 22:23 9h 12m, 2 changes
15:11 23:26 8h 15m, 2 changes

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

You can travel from Berlin to Vienna on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) 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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

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 Berlin to Vienna

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Vienna starts at €25.40 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 Berlin 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Vienna is 9 hours and 20 minutes, with around 19 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 Berlin and Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Vienna is 7 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Vienna cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Vienna can start from as little as €25.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Vienna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Vienna without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Berlin 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 Berlin to Vienna leave?

The first train from Berlin to Vienna leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Berlin to Vienna leaves at 22:35. 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 Berlin and Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Vienna cover a distance of around 326 miles (524 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Vienna.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin 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 05/23/2022 for travel on 05/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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