If you want to know more about the journey from Stuttgart to Vienna by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Stuttgart to Vienna by train is 9 hours 8 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 6 hours 29 minutes. Around 17 trains per day travel the 332 miles (534 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Vienna. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with DB or ÖBB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Book train tickets from Stuttgart to Vienna in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €27.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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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.
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.
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 Stuttgart to Vienna 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 Stuttgart and Vienna is 9 hours and 8 minutes, with around 17 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 Stuttgart to Vienna is 6 hours and 29 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Stuttgart to Vienna can start from as little as €27.90 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Stuttgart to Vienna. Travelling from Stuttgart to Vienna by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Stuttgart to Vienna leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Stuttgart to Vienna leaves at 23:19. 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 Stuttgart to Vienna cover a distance of around 332 miles (534 km) during the journey.