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from Vienna to Košice

You can get from Vienna to Košice by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Vienna to Košice on Sep 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45AMVienna11h20 11:05PMKošice, Železničná Stanica
2 changes
$301One-way
Cheapest
11:45AMVienna11h20 11:05PMKošice, Železničná Stanica
2 changes
$301One-way
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01:30PMVienna International Airport0h55 02:25PMKosice International Airport
0 changes
$3171One-way

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Wed
Sep 29
$30RegioJet a.s.
$31Flixbus
$317Austrian Airlines
Thu
Sep 30
$35RegioJet a.s.
$33Flixbus
$205Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$35RegioJet a.s.
$31Flixbus
$205Austrian Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$35RegioJet a.s.
$28Flixbus
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Sun
Oct 3
$35RegioJet a.s.
$30Flixbus
$161Austrian Airlines
Mon
Oct 4
$35RegioJet a.s.
$28Flixbus
$161Austrian Airlines

Travel Information from Vienna to Košice

distanceDistance226 miles (364 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $260
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€23) • 8 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $260 (€207) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAustrian Airlines, Flixbus or FlixTrain

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 226 miles (364 km) from Vienna to Košice. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Austrian Airlines, Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Vienna to Košice.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Vienna, Austria to Košice, Slovakia?

Travel from Vienna, Austria to Košice, Slovakia is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Košice from Vienna restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Košice, Slovakia from Vienna?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 1 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Košice, Slovakia?

The government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Vienna and Košice closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Austria from Košice, Slovakia?

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Slovakia is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Košice, Slovakia?

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Vienna from Košice?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/26/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Vienna from Košice here.

How do I reach Košice from Vienna?

There are 3 ways to get from Vienna to Košice: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Vienna to Košice?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Košice is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $29 (€23) compared to other travel options to Košice:

Taking a bus is usually $231 (€184) less than taking a flight to Košice, which costs on average $260 (€207) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $49 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $78 (€62) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel to Košice from Vienna?

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Košice is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 47 min   on average.

What is the distance from Vienna to Košice?

The distance is approximately 226 miles (364 km) from Vienna to Košice.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Vienna to Košice?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Košice is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Vienna to Košice as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Vienna and Košice, where do I depart from Vienna and where do I arrive in Košice?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Vienna to Košice:

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Vienna to Košice depart from Vienna International Airport to Kosice International Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Košice, Železničná Stanica.
  • Most travelers take a train from Wien Westbahnhof to Kosice.
Which travel companies can get me from Vienna to Košice?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Košice, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Austrian Airlines can take you to Košice by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Austrian Airlines from Vienna to Košice for $260 (€207).
  • Flixbus can take you to Košice by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Vienna to Košice for $29 (€23).
  • FlixTrain can take you to Košice by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Vienna to Košice for $78 (€62).
Can I find a direct route between Vienna and Košice?

Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Košice with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Košice with with 8 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Košice tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Vienna to Košice?
Your trip from Vienna to Košice doesn't have to end in Košice. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Budapest or Kraków. If you’d like to add Prague, Budapest or Kraków to your Vienna to Košice tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Košice today!
How early should I purchase tickets to Košice from Vienna online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Vienna to Košice, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $260 (€207) one way on average for this journey.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $29 (€23) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $78 (€62) one way.

But we recommend booking Vienna to Košice tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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