The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Berlin to Vienna will cost around $ 119 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 46.
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Trains per day
Of the 24 train that leave Berlin for Vienna every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 524 km distance in an average of 9h 5m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 7h 40m .
The slowest train will take 15h 21m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
10 hours 4 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$49|
|Trains depart from:||Berlin|
|Trains arrive in:||Vienna|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
Taking the train from Berlin to Vienna is a lovely way to travel between these two fascinating European capitals, and there are multiple daily trains to choose from. All train are operated by Deutsche Bahn, and the first service departs at just before 4:30 a.m. After that, trains continue to leave until 11:45 p.m. One thing travelers need to note is that all train journeys to Vienna require one or more changes, which could be in Prague or Wurzburg. However, this doesn't extend the journey time too much, with the fastest trains taking just over 8 hours to reach Vienna.
Return trains from Vienna to Berlin are also available.
Trains from Berlin to Vienna depart from Berlin's Hauptbahnhof, which is located close to the heart of the city. The best way to get there is by taking U-Bahn Line U55 (which runs straight from Brandenberger Tor), or the S5 and S7 suburban rail lines which connect it to outlying districts. There are also plenty of buses and trams. Leave around 15 minutes to reach the station from the center of town. The U-Bahn runs until 1:30 most days, so there should be no need for a late-night taxi, unless you are catching the first train of the day.
Austria's capital is a Baroque masterpiece, with gorgeous sights around every corner. You visit the filming location of cinema classics like the Third Man, walk in the footsteps of Mozart and Freud or just relax in the stunning gardens of the Schoenbrunn Palace. Trains to Vienna from Berlin arrive at the Hauptbahnhof, which is about 20 minutes walk south of the historic center. The best way into town is via the Metro (nearest stop is Keplerplatz) or via tram and bus routes. The Metro runs from 5:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m., so it should be an option when your train arrives.