How to get from London to Vienna

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

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To get from London to Vienna on 21 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:30London Gatwick Airport2h15 22:45Vienna International Airport
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19:50London Stansted Airport2h10 23:00Vienna International Airport
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18:10London Heathrow Airport13h35 08:45Vienna International Airport
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Travel Information to Vienna from London

distanceDistance766 miles (1235 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£9 - £58
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £9 • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £9 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or wizz air uk

Take a coach or flight to travel 766 miles (1235 km) from London to Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or wizz air uk among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Vienna.

Travel to Vienna

The Austrian capital, Vienna, lies around 1234 kilometres southeast of London and is easily reached by bus or plane. Frequent daily, direct flights lasting 135 minutes are by far the fastest option. In addition, high-speed trains allow passengers to make the journey in a single day, and direct overnight buses are also available. There are a number of options for those travelling between London and Vienna. The two destinations are approximately 1200 km apart and can be reached by bus and plane. There are several different facets that come into deciding which mode of transport. Below we have outlined just some of the most important.

As Vienna is a large metropolitan city, with many accessible options, bus, train, and flight. The bus station, Vienna International Busterminal (VIB) is the largest bus terminal in Austria, catering for long-distance bus connections. It operates over 15 lines that serve destinations throughout Europe, with frequent journeys daily. Buses from London to Vienna take from 23h 40min to 28h 15min depending on your changes. There is the Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) which one of the most significant transport hubs in Vienna, also catering to long-distance trains through Austria, and provides daily services. Trains from London to Vienna vary from 18h 30min to 24h 54min. Flights from London to Vienna differ depending on the number of stopovers. You can find direct flights from 2h 05min to 2h 15min, while flights with stopovers can take up to 15h.

About Vienna

Vienna is Austria’s capital city, in the country's east along the Danube River. It has produced a legacy of art and intellect due to its residents which include Beethoven, Mozart, and Sigmund Freud. It is a typically dry continental climate city, with warm summers and quite cold winters. Like many cities in Europe, Vienna uses the Euro as its official currency. Most of the restaurants are open till 11:00 p.m., with the kitchens closing at around 09:30 p.m., however, you can always find late-night bites in this vibrant city.

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What is the best way to travel from London to Vienna?

Buses from London to Vienna

National Express operates a direct bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Vienna on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The journey takes 22 hours and 15 minutes with stops at Lille in France, Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium, and Linz in Austria. The bus leaves London at 8:00 a.m. and arrives at Eurolines Coach Station, Erdberg Station, Vienna the following morning.

Trains from London to Vienna

Several options are available to travel to Vienna from London by train. The fastest option involves taking an early morning Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels and then continuing on an ICE train to Frankfurt. Another ICE then continues on to Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof for an evening arrival. This trip is possible from Monday to Saturday. A more leisurely alternative is to take the ICE from Brussels to Cologne and then continuing on the Austrian EuroNight sleeper from there. Yet another option involves taking the high-speed TGV-Lyria to Zurich from Paris and then continuing to Vienna on an Austrian Railjet for an early evening arrival.

Flights from London to Vienna

British Airways and Austrian Airlines offer frequent daily departures from Heathrow for the 2 hour and 15-minute direct flight to Vienna Schwechat airport (VIE). Air Berlin also offers two daily flights operated by British Airways. EasyJet offers 2-morning flights to Vienna from Gatwick.

Cheapest way to travel from London to Vienna


Taking the bus is marginally the cheapest way to travel from London to Vienna with coach tickets starting at £51 and tending not to increase to over £100. National Express is the main provider of coach services from London to Vienna. The service is direct, however, given that the journey time is at least 22 hours, there will be some stops to service stations etc on route. There are usually 4 journeys a day. If you book your travel in advance, then cheap flights are also available however are subject to availability and tend to get taken relatively quickly.

Fastest way to travel from London to Vienna


The fastest way to travel from London to Vienna is by far flying. Flights can take as little as 2 hours and when factoring in transport from central London to any given London airport, the travel time is still only around 4 hours. flights from London to Vienna depart from all 6 London Airports and terminate at Vienna Airport. Airlines travelling from London to Vienna include EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Flybe, Air Berlin, Jet2, Vueling and Aer Lingus with flights departing throughout the day.

Most popular way to travel from London to Vienna


Most travellers from London to Vienna who book with Omio choose to travel by plane. Booking in advance will ensure you get a cheaper price and there are approximately 18 direct flights per day.

Public transport in Vienna

Vienna has a great public transport system, with an array of buses, trams, trains, and the underground metro, connecting you to all parts of Vienna and beyond. There are over 120 buses, 29 trams, and five underground lines. During the week there is a nighttime service for 24 lines between 12:30 a.m. and 05:00 a.m. On the weekend, all lines offer services throughout the night and early morning. There is a public transportation application the WienMobil App, which combines all of the forms of public transport to provide you with a step by step journey planner, including carsharing and taxi options. The app allows you to pay and book your journey on the go and is available free of charge on the Google Play Store, or Apple Store.

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Important bus & train stations, airports to Vienna?

Arrival bus, train, flight station, airport: Buses to Vienna from London arrive either at the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB) or Vienna Central Station Wiedner (International Bus Terminal). The VIB is located less than 3 miles (5 km) from the city centre and is accessible by car and public transport through the metro U-Bahn Line 3 (U3). The bus station offers an indoor waiting area, snacks and refreshments, information desks, free newspapers, Wi-Fi, an ATM, lockers, and toilets. The other bus stop is at Vienna Central Station. This is the main train station for trains from London to Vienna. The stop is around 3 miles (5 km) to the city centre and is accessible by the U-Bahn 1 (U1) metro. The station provides facilities such as five levels, 15 platforms, and around 100 shops and restaurants. The station has waiting rooms, escalators and elevators, and a car park with over 600 parking spaces. For flights to Vienna, there is the Vienna International Airport. The airport is 12 miles (20 km) from the city centre, and accessible by car and public transport. You can take a combination of metro (U-Bahn 1 or 3) with the S7 REX 7 train to access the airport. The airport offers amenities such as Wi-Fi, workspaces, religious areas, medical and accessible assist, car rental, banks and foreign exchange, ATMs, cuisine, and retail shops.

Which companies travel to Vienna?

Two companies offer buses to Vienna from London, RegioJet, and Union Ikvkoni. While the latter offers a direct service, it is a slightly longer service than RegioJet, which has one change. Trains from London to Vienna are operated by the company Eurostar. Eurostar offers a combination ticket with the companies Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB ICE. This journey is split over five changes, with two tickets from a single booking. The journey takes on average 18h 30minto 24h 54min depending on the length of your changes. There is also the Vienna International Airport, where several companies offer flights from London to Vienna, Ryan Air, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, KLM, Air France, Sas, and Lot. Ryan Air is generally a faster route with an average of a 2h 05min direct flight. Direct flights are also offered by Austrian Airways, which take an average of 2h 15min. Other airlines offer flights with stopovers that vary due to the length of your stopover.

RegioJet bus to Vienna

RegioJet offers regular buses from London to Vienna every Friday and Sunday, with an occasional service on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The service departs at London Victoria Green Line Coach Station (Stop 6) has one change at Praha, ÚAN Florenc, and arrives at Vienna Central Station Wiedner (International Bus Terminal). The journey takes an average of 23h 40min starting at 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Union Ikvkoni bus to Vienna

Union Ikvkoni offers regular buses from London to Vienna every Monday and Saturday. The service offers a direct journey starting at London Victoria Green Line Coach Station (Stop 6) to Vienna International Busterminal (VIB), with an average of 28h 15min starting at 09:00 p.m. to 02:15 a.m. on Mondays, and an additional hour on Saturdays with the journey commencing at 09:00 p.m.

Eurostar train to Vienna

Eurostar provides a daily train from London to Vienna in the morning. The service runs from London St Pancras International to Vienna Central Station, every day at 11:04 a.m. The duration depends on the day and the number of transfers. Typically there are five changes, occasionally there are six. The changes are operated by a combination of Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, and ICE. The journey provides two tickets under the single booking.

Ryan Air flight to Vienna

Ryan Air offers flights from London to Vienna every day. There is one morning flight and one evening flight, both with a duration of 2h 05min. On Saturdays, there are two morning flights instead of one in the evening. This is a direct service from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Vienna International Airport (VIE) with no stopovers.

Spring in Vienna. Source: Shutterstock

Austrian Airways flight to Vienna

Austrian Airways offers flights from London to Vienna every day. There is one morning flight and one evening flight, both with a duration of 2h 15min. On the weekends there is an additional morning flight. This is a direct service from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Vienna International Airport (VIE) with no stopovers.

How to find cheap tickets to Vienna?

If you’re looking for an economical solution for your journey, there are a couple of ways to get cheap tickets to Vienna. A great way to save on fares is to purchase your ticket well in advance. You can find cheaper tickets a month or two ahead of your time of booking, rather than buying a ticket for a closer date. Another solution to save money is by being flexible in your travel dates and times. Travel on a weekday may be cheaper than a weekend. Also, travel times that are early in the morning are usually less expensive. You could also consider choosing routes with changes, stopovers, or slower journeys. These options are usually more economical.

Travel to Vienna —travel tips

Home to many famous musicians, Vienna is known as the "City of Music", as more famous composers called Vienna home than anywhere else in the world. These musicians include Joseph Haydn, Johann Straus, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, and of course Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and many others. It is also called the "City of Dreams" due to the impact Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, had on the city. Vienna is also the birthplace of snow globes, the first of which was invented in 1900. It has recently claimed the title also of t

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Travel from London, United Kingdom to Vienna, Austria is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Vienna from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Vienna, Austria from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from London to Vienna closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Austria is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Austria?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Austria?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 18/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Vienna.

There are 2 ways to get from London to Vienna: coach or flight.

The cheapest way from London to Vienna is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £9 compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A flight is about £49 less than a coach, which costs on average £58 for this route.

The fastest way from London to Vienna is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options between London and Vienna can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Vienna by coach can take on average 23 h 40 min.

The distance between London and Vienna is around 766 miles (1235 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Vienna:

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Vienna at Vienna International Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Vienna:

  • You can travel by coach from London to Vienna with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. London to Vienna tickets for £58 on Omio.
  • You can go to Vienna from London by plane with wizz air uk. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £9 with wizz air uk from London to Vienna on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from London to Vienna don't make Vienna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Prague, Budapest or Munich, either of which you could add to your London and Vienna trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Vienna to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £58 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £9 one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Vienna 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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