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Taking the train from Vienna to Paris

Bypass busy airport crowds, avoid being squashed in a cabin, and travel from Vienna to Paris by train.

From the fresh alpine air of Austria to the electric buzz of Paris, take it all in from the comfort of your carriage.

Covering 642 miles in about ten hours, the journey may take longer than flying, but you’ll arrive feeling rested and fully charged to go. It’s also a great way to see Europe in a snapshot, as you speed through Bavaria into Germany, and over to the north of France.

Deutsche Bahn, OBB and Westbah trains all service the route, which requires at least one change.

Arriving into Paris Gare de l’Est train station, you’re perfectly placed for all the action, just 15-minutes’ walk to the Champs Elysee and the Museum of Chocolate, as well as other delights. If that makes for hungry reading, more information about the train journey from Vienna to Paris can be found below.

Vienna to Paris by train

It takes an average of 13h 53m to travel from Vienna to Paris by train, over a distance of around 642 miles (1034 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Vienna to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 17m
PriceFrom €29.90
Distance642 miles (1034 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train05:30
Last train23:27
Departure stationVienna
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, ÖBB

Vienna to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna to Paris for Sunday 17th October 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:37 Wien Meidling18:14 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 160 ÖBB Get tickets10h 37m, 2 changes
07:49 Wien Hütteldorf18:14 Paris Gare de l’EstWESTbahn 904 WESTbahn Get tickets10h 25m, 3 changes
08:37 Wien Meidling20:14 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 262 ÖBB Get tickets11h 37m, 4 changes
09:22 Wien Meidling20:47 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 28 ÖBB Get tickets11h 25m, 1 change
10:37 Wien Meidling20:47 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 60 ÖBB Get tickets10h 10m, 2 changes
11:22 Wien Meidling22:52 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 26 ÖBB Get tickets11h 30m, 1 change
11:37 Wien Meidling22:24 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 564 ÖBB Get tickets10h 47m, 2 changes
11:49 Wien Hütteldorf22:24 Paris Gare de l’EstWESTbahn 912 WESTbahn Get tickets10h 35m, 3 changes
12:37 Wien Meidling23:40 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 62 ÖBB Get tickets11h 3m, 3 changes
13:22 Wien Meidling08:05 Paris Gare du NordICE 90 ÖBB Get tickets18h 43m, 3 changes
13:37 Wien Meidling08:24 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 166 ÖBB Get tickets18h 47m, 3 changes
14:37 Wien Meidling08:05 Paris Gare de l’EstRailjet Xpress 64 ÖBB Get tickets17h 28m, 4 changes
15:22 Wien Meidling07:54 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 22 ÖBB Get tickets16h 32m, 5 changes

ÖBB trains from Vienna to Paris

You can travel from Vienna to Paris 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 Vienna to Paris

The price of train tickets from Vienna to Paris starts at €29.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Vienna to Paris 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Vienna to Paris? 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 Vienna to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna and Paris is 13 hours and 53 minutes, with around 21 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 Vienna and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna to Paris is 10 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Vienna to Paris can start from as little as €29.90 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 Vienna to Paris?

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

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

The first train from Vienna to Paris leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vienna to Paris 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.

What's the distance between Vienna and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Vienna to Paris cover a distance of around 642 miles (1034 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Vienna. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienna to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/17/2021. 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 01/06/2022 for travel on 01/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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