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Taking the train from Munich to Vienna  

Working out the best way to travel from Munich to Vienna? Take the train and you’ll reach the central city station in just under four hours – which gives you ample time to start your exploration of all the city’s magnificent Baroque palaces. And, of course, more time to tuck into the famous Viennese cuisine. Bring on the schnitzels!  

So, why exactly should you take the train instead of driving there? Well, it beats having to worry about traffic! Thanks to ÖBB running frequent train services every day, you’ll know exactly when you’re due to get there. Hop on the high-speed Railjet, sit back, and soak in the views until you find yourself in the heart of the beautiful Austrian capital. Ready to find out more and book your tickets? Check out the FAQs and train times below. 

Munich to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 5h 00m to travel from Munich to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 222 miles (357 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Munich to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €16.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 53m
Price€16.40 - €403.80
Distance222 miles (357 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDB, karat_s, union_ivkoni

Munich to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Vienna for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
20:10 München Hbf00:26 Wien MeidlingNightjet 295 ÖBB Get tickets4h 16m, 1 change
23:20 München Hbf06:26 Wien MeidlingEuroNight 463 ÖBB Get tickets7h 06m, direct
23:50 München Hbf Gleis 5-1006:26 Wien MeidlingMeridian 79049 Meridian Get tickets6h 36m, 1 change
00:04 München Hbf08:20 Wien MeidlingALX 79871 Alex Länderbahn Get tickets8h 16m, 2 changes
06:23 München Hbf10:23 Wien MeidlingRailjet Xpress 265 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 00m, direct
06:55 München Hbf Gleis 5-1011:23 Wien MeidlingMeridian 79007 Meridian Get tickets4h 28m, 2 changes
08:17 München Hbf12:23 Wien MeidlingRailjet 111 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 06m, 1 change
09:30 München Hbf13:23 Wien MeidlingRailjet Xpress 63 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 53m, direct
09:34 München Hbf14:23 Wien MeidlingEC 85 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 49m, 1 change
09:44 München Hbf14:38 Wien MeidlingRE 4854 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 54m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Munich to Vienna

You can travel from Munich to Vienna on 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.

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 Munich to Vienna

Train tickets from Munich to Vienna start at €16.40 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 €79.26.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price58.68
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price59.09
on the day
avg. single price79.26

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 Munich 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 Munich 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 Munich to Vienna take?

The average journey time by train between Munich and Vienna is 5 hours and 0 minutes, with around 26 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 Munich and Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Vienna is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Vienna cost?

Train tickets from Munich to Vienna can start from as little as €16.40 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 Munich to Vienna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Vienna without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Munich to Vienna. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Munich to Vienna leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Vienna leaves at 23:50. 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 Munich and Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Vienna cover a distance of around 222 miles (357 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Munich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich 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 Munich to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 03/04/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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