Getting to Vienna
Thanks to its location in the heart of Central Europe, it is very easy to travel to Vienna. We encourage you to consider using public transportation options such as trains or buses. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but you’ll also enjoy a scenic and hassle-free journey.
At the heart of an extensive rail network
Vienna is easily accessible from various European cities by train. Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Vienna benefits from a robust rail infrastructure, with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), and their partners providing numerous direct train connections to the city.
In recent years, night trains like the ÖBB Nightjets have gained popularity. Vienna is directly connected to many European cities by night trains, including, amongst others, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Paris, Rome, Warsaw and Zurich.
Throughout the day, train connections from many international destinations are also reliable and efficient. There are hourly connections from Bratislava and Budapest, connections from Munich, Prague and Zurich arrive every two hours. In addition, direct train routes extend from many other cities in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.
Purchasing train tickets for the Austrian Federal Railways is straightforward and can be done at oebb.at. Most international train connections arrive and depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof – Vienna Central Station.
International bus services
Vienna is also a hub for dozens of long-distance bus connections throughout Europe. Note that bus travels from nearby cities are usually slightly cheaper than the alternative train journeys. There are three important bus terminals:
- Vienna International Bus Terminal – VIB offers direct connections to a wide variety of destinations in Austria and all across Europe.
- Vienna Bus Terminal StadionCenter
- International Bus Terminal – Vienna Central Station
We encourage travel by train or bus. However, if this is not an option for you, Vienna Airport serves as a significant international hub. The airport offers an extensive network of European destinations and long-haul flights to Asia, North America, and Africa.