Madrid to Vienna by train

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    21:30
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    24hr 45m
  • Distance
    1,809 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    36hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Madrid to Vienna by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Vienna take around 1 day and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,809 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Vienna.

1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Vienna?

Journeys between Madrid and Vienna usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Madrid to Vienna every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Vienna?

The Madrid to Vienna train travel time is normally about 1 day and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Madrid to Vienna train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Vienna is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 05:50 and the last train is around 21:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Madrid around 06:20, and the last at 21:30.

When to book Madrid to Vienna train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Vienna by train.

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Which train companies operate between Madrid and Vienna?

More than one train company operates on the route from Madrid to Vienna, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AV City
  • AVE
  • AVE-TGV
  • Alleo
  • Alvia
  • Euro City
  • Euro Night
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • FS100
  • Go Ahead Baden Württemberg Gmb H
  • Go Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland Gmb H
  • ICE
  • Inter City
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • Lyria
  • Meridian
  • Night Jet
  • Night train
  • RJX
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalzug
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.