Getting to Vienna

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ÖBB Railjet-Zug am Bahnsteig Wien Hauptbahnhof
© ÖBB/Philipp Horak

By train

Vienna's train stations are centrally located and have good connections to the public transport network. With the Vienna City Card, you'll enjoy total mobility the moment you arrive at the station, with subway, tram, and bus connections, as well as discounts for sightseeing, restaurants, and much more besides.

ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways)

The products of ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) are aimed at individual travel needs with numerous offers for private or business travelers and for families.

Sparschiene

The tickets issued by Sparschiene Österreich and Sparschiene Europa are a particularly affordable way to travel. Early booking is recommended because ticket numbers are limited and tied to particular trains. Reservations can be made up to six months or 180 days before the departure date. 

Night train ÖBB Nightjet

Gain valuable holiday time by traveling at night. With the ÖBB Nightjet, sleep all the way to Vienna from many European cities like Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Basel, Rome, Venice. Services from Amsterdam and Brussels have also recently been added. From December 2021, travel from Paris directly to Vienna.

There's a wide range of options to choose from when traveling with the ÖBB Nightjet: places can be booked in a standard seat, couchette or sleeper carriage. It is also possible to reserve individual seats or private compartments (e.g. private compartment in a couchette carriage, especially attractive for families). Special compartments for women only and wheelchair users are also available.

Discounted Sparschiene tickets can also be booked on all night trains.

For an overview of the Nightjet and EuroNight connections, visit the website of ÖBB.

Car and motorcycle transport on the ÖBB Nightjet

Motor vehicles can also be transported on the following night train routes:

  • Feldkirch - Vienna
  • Split - Vienna
  • Livorno - Vienna

Please note that a rail ticket must be purchased for all passengers in addition to the vehicle ticket.

Tickets and information

Westbahn (private train company)

In Austria, the Westbahn only offers connections for passenger trains between Vienna and Salzburg. Travelers coming by train from Bavaria can book a through ticket from Munich to Vienna.

Tickets and information

Train connections from Germany (DB - Deutsche Bahn)

From Germany, you can be in Vienna in no time at all: with 19 daily direct services from cities including Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, as well as numerous quick transfers, Vienna is very well connected. Regular Sparpreis offers and the BahnCard enable a low-cost way to arrive – by day and by night.

Tickets and information

 

Train connections from Switzerland (SBB - Schweizerische Bundesbahnen)

You can travel direct from Zurich to Vienna with the Railjet several times daily, and train services with attractive transfer options also operate from Switzerland's major town and cities. With Generalabonnement (GA) or Halbtax, you'll get discounts on the Austrian portion of the route.

Tickets and information

Other international train services to Vienna

  • Italian railways: Trenitalia - trenitalia.com
  • French railways: Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) - sncf.com
  • Hungarian railways: Magyar Államvasutak - mavcsoport.hu
  • Polish railways: Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKK) - rozklad-pkp.pl
  • Czech railways: České dráhy - cd.cz

Vienna Main Station

Am Hauptbahnhof
1100 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        on Karl-Popper-Straße and on Sonnwendgasse across the south forecourt
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Inductive hearing systems are available.
 Request assistance on the platform for wheelchair users: Tel. +43 (0)5 1717 menu item 5, email: mobilitaetsservice@pv.oebb.at

Vienna Westbahnhof Station

Europaplatz 2
1150 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Request for assistance on the platform for wheelchair users: tel. +43 (0)5 1717 menu item 5, e-mail: mobilitaetsservice@pv.oebb.at. Designated car boarding and alighting points for wheelchair users at the entrance on Europaplatz. Guidance system for the blind available throughout the station.

    • Comments

      The main entrance from Europaplatz into the newly designed train station hall and all platforms are wheelchair-accessible. Direct wheelchair access from the subway lines (U3 and U6) into the train station hall is also possible. Within BahnhofCity Wien West, elevators enable barrier-free access to all levels.
      All platforms are wheelchair accessible.

Wien-Meidling Station

Eichenstraße 25
1120 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 3 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        At entrance on Eichenstrasse
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Request for assistance on the platform for wheelchair users: tel. +43 (0)5 17 17 menu item 5, e-mail: mobilitaetsservice@pv.oebb.at. 
 Guidance system for the visually impaired available throughout the station.

    • Comments

      All platforms are wheelchair accessible.
      Elevators at both ends of the platform.