The average train time from Frankfurt Main to Vienna Hbf is 7h 58m, although it takes 6h 23m on the fastest Deutsche Bahn Intercity Express (ICE) services. There are around 16 trains per day running from Frankfurt Main to Vienna Hbf, 5 of which are direct.
Whilst the flight time between Frankfurt to Vienna may be quicker, when you take into account lengthy check-in times, waiting around in the terminal and airport transfers, taking a direct train doesn’t actually take too much longer. Not only will you enjoy city centre to city centre travel, ICE trains are also modern, comfortable and let you enjoy free WiFi, lots of luggage space and plenty of food and drink along the way.
Frankfurt station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to reach all the sights upon arrival. This includes the main tower, Fotografie Forum gallery and renowned Stadel Museum.
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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 Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Vienna Hbf is 7 hours and 34 minutes, with around 13 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf is 6 hours and 23 minutes.
Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf can start from as little as €35.15 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf leaves at 19:54. 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Vienna Hbf cover a distance of around 373 miles (600 km) during the journey.