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Kiel to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 12h 23m to travel from Kiel to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 500 miles (805 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Kiel to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €37.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 56m
Price€37.90 - €277.29
Distance500 miles (805 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationKiel
Arrival stationVienna
Changes1 change

Kiel to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Kiel to Vienna for Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:27 16:38 10h 11m, 1 change
07:13 18:38 11h 25m, 1 change
07:42 17:38 9h 56m, 2 changes
08:27 18:38 10h 11m, 2 changes
10:27 20:38 10h 11m, 2 changes
11:13 22:58 11h 45m, 1 change
12:37 22:58 10h 21m, 2 changes
13:27 05:38 16h 11m, 4 changes
16:39 06:26 13h 47m, 2 changes
18:38 10:23 15h 45m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Kiel to Vienna

Train tickets from Kiel to Vienna start at €37.90 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 €164.61.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price99.68
on the day
avg. single price164.61

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 Kiel 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 Kiel 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 Kiel to Vienna take?

The average journey time by train between Kiel and Vienna is 12 hours and 23 minutes, with around 14 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 Kiel and Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Kiel to Vienna is 9 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Kiel to Vienna cost?

Train ticket prices from Kiel to Vienna can start from as little as €37.90 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 Kiel to Vienna?

No, there are no direct train services from Kiel to Vienna. Travelling from Kiel to Vienna by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Kiel to Vienna leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Kiel to Vienna leaves at 21:27. 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 Kiel and Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Kiel to Vienna cover a distance of around 500 miles (805 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Kiel.
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 Kiel to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/02/2021. 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 10/01/2021 for travel on 18/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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