About traveling from Vienna to Hallstatt

Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna and Hallstatt 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 Vienna and Hallstat 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 Vienna to Hallstatt

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

Vienna to Hallstatt by train

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

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

Vienna to Hallstatt 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

Vienna to Hallstatt by bus

There are no buses to take you from Vienna to Hallstatt. You will need to take multiple trains to get from Vienna to Obertraun, a small town 10 minutes outside of Hallstatt and from there you can take a bus.

Vienna to Hallstatt by Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Vienna to Hallstatt. 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 Hallstatt, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Vienna to Hallstatt

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

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