Thinking about taking the train from Vienna to Villach Hbf? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 5 hours 17 minutes to travel the 161 miles (259 km) from Vienna to Villach Hbf by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 29 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel with ÖBB trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.
Train tickets from Vienna to Villach Hbf start from €14.90 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
Keen to book your train tickets to Villach Hbf? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last 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 Villach 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 Villach Hbf is 5 hours and 17 minutes, with around 29 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 Villach Hbf is 4 hours and 14 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Vienna to Villach Hbf can start from as little as €14.90 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 Villach Hbf without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Vienna to Villach Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Vienna to Villach Hbf leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Vienna to Villach Hbf leaves at 23:35. 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 Villach Hbf cover a distance of around 161 miles (259 km) during the journey.