Several bus companies operate long-distance services from cities around Europe, including London, that terminate in Vienna. Flixbus and Regiojet both offer routes from London which start at either London Victoria bus Station or the nearby London Victoria Green Line Station. Vienna has two main bus stations and many routes also include a stop at Vienna International Airport.
Buses to Vienna stop at two places in the city center. The main terminus is Vienna International Busterminal (VIB) which is used by Flixbus. This can be found near the Erdberg subway station in the heart of the city and near to good road and rail links. Regiojet services terminate kerbside at Waldmanngründen on the corner of the Südtirolerplatz. This is to the west of the city and near Vienna Central Station.
Regiojet and Flixbus both offer bus services to Vienna. There are, however, no direct routes. One connection is required and this is made in cities such as Prague, Cologne, Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam. There are up to five departures a day from either London Victoria bus Station or London Victoria Green Line Station. Departure times vary slightly throughout the week.
Although the overall journey time when traveling by bus from London to Vienna takes between 23.5 and 31 hours it is less complicated than making the journey by train and very often cheaper than flying between the two cities. Although all departures to Vienna are from London, most major cities and towns throughout mainland UK have long-distance bus links to Victoria bus Station. Both Flixbus and Regiojet have modern bus fleets with comfortable seats and onboard services that include toilets, power outlets and wifi.
Like all European cities, Vienna is packed with historic and cultural attractions but for something a little more out of the ordinary, perfect if you are traveling on a budget, simply wander around exploring the city's photogenic courtyards and squares. Then, take a canal-side stroll to the art nouveau building that houses a small observatory and a quirky puppet museum. While Vienna is compact enough for enjoyable exploring on foot it does have a good transport network made up of local, suburban and Metro trains as well as local buses and trams.