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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 37m to travel from Berlin to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 326 miles (524 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €26.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 46m
Price€26.90 - €349.80
Distance326 miles (524 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Berlin to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Vienna for Monday 13th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
18:37 Berlin Südkreuz06:26 Wien MeidlingICE 1605 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets11h 49m, 1 change
19:49 Berlin Hbf (tief)08:20 Wien MeidlingICE 832 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets12h 31m, 1 change
22:29 Berlin Hbf (tief)10:38 Wien MeidlingIC 95 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets12h 09m, direct
04:35 Berlin Südkreuz12:38 Wien MeidlingICE 501 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 03m, 1 change
06:23 Berlin Südkreuz14:49 Wien HbfRailjet 257 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 26m, direct
06:37 Berlin Südkreuz14:38 Wien MeidlingICE 503 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 01m, 1 change
07:42 Berlin Südkreuz16:23 Wien MeidlingICE 701 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 41m, 3 changes
08:37 Berlin Südkreuz16:38 Wien MeidlingICE 505 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 01m, 1 change
10:12 Berlin Südkreuz17:38 Wien MeidlingICE 93 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 26m, direct
10:37 Berlin Südkreuz18:38 Wien MeidlingICE 507 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 01m, 1 change

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

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

Nightjet is the night train service for ÖBB. These trains travel through Austria at night to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Croatia. Passengers can choose to travel in a seating position or in a sleeping cabin, shared or individual. Convenient for those looking to save one night at the hotel and avoid spending part of the day travelling. This train also has luxury compartments with extras for a trip in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Vienna

Train tickets from Berlin to Vienna start at €26.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €161.41.
lowest price found
from26.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price106.19
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price108.14
on the day
avg. single price161.41

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 37 minutes, with around 25 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 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Vienna cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Vienna can start from as little as €26.90 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 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. 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 04:35. 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 22:29. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 13/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 01/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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