Travel from Vienna to Innsbruck on a Railjet Xpress train, the most modern train in ÖBB’s fleet. Departing from Wien (Vienna) Hbf station, the fastest services take 4h 07m to complete the 386-km journey. You’ll arrive into Innsbruck Hbf, which is located right in the city centre.
Railjet Xpress trains are quiet, comfortable and fast. Choose from Economy Class, Business Class or First Class – all classes have air-conditioning and at-seat sockets. Trains are equipped with restaurant carriages, and if you have Business or First Class ticket, the meal will be served to you in your seat.
There are two different fares for this route, each offering differing levels of flexibility. Sparschiene tickets are the cheapest, but are only valid on the exact train listed on your booking. Standard-Ticket fares allow for travel on any train on the day or the following day, but can be up to twice as expensive as the Sparschiene fares. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and train times.
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 Vienna to Innsbruck 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 Vienna and Innsbruck Hbf is 5 hours and 2 minutes, with around 18 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 Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf is 4 hours and 14 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf can start from as little as €24.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf leaves at 23:27. 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.
Trains travelling from Vienna to Innsbruck Hbf cover a distance of around 240 miles (386 km) during the journey.