About traveling from Hallstatt to Vienna

Located in the heart of Europe, Hallstatt and Vienna showcase the best Austria has to offer. In one, breathtaking alpine scenery surrounding a charming village, in the other, the Baroque architecture and rich history you’d expect from an Imperial capital. Oh, and they’re both UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

Between Hallstatt and Vienna are some exceptional sights, including the imperialist town of Bad Ischl, the ruined Aggstein castle perched 1000 feet above of the Danube River, the secret Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the abbey-town of Melk, the wine-town of Durnstein, and the magnificent medieval craftsmanship at Kreuzenstein Castle. The easiest way to visit these sites is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip.

How to get from Hallstatt to Vienna

If you’re travelling from Hallstatt to Vienna, you have several travel options. For travelers on a budget, the train is the cheapest way to travel from Hallstatt to Vienna. The fastest way to travel from Hallstatt to Vienna is by car, which is of course the best way to travel from Hallstatt to Vienna since it’s the only direct option. There is no direct bus from Hallstatt to Vienna, and you need to transfer to a train anyways, so this is one of the slowest and most inconvenient options. 

Hallstatt to Vienna by train

To travel by train from Hallstatt to Vienna, you need to get to Hallstatt Bahnhof station and purchase a ticket to Vienna Hauptbahnhof (or just buy a ticket in advance online). However, none of the trains are direct so you will have at least one transfer – sometimes multiple. You will arrive at Wien Hauptbahnhof in Vienna. There are about 15 trains a day. The first train leaves around 10:10 AM and the last train leaves at around 18:00 PM. On weekends there’s a direct train from Hallstatt to Vienna. The train from Hallstatt to Vienna is operated by RailJet or Austrian Railways, with train tickets from Hallstatt to Vienna costing €40-65 on average for the 3 and a half hour trip. 

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.

Hallstatt to Vienna by train
Time intervals15 a day
First/Last Departure 10:10 AM / 18:00 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€80-130
Duration~3.5 hr
Operating CompaniesAustrian Railways, RailJet

Hallstatt to Vienna by bus

There are no buses to take you from Hallstatt to Vienna. The bus only goes from Hallstatt to Obertraun, a small town 10 minutes outside of Hallstatt, after which you would need to take a train.

Hallstatt to Vienna Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Hallstatt to Vienna. You will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Vienna, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Hallstatt to Vienna

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Vienna to Hallstatt

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