The German capital and the charming city on The Danube are now linked by a daily direct ICE train, so taking this journey is super easy, despite the distance.
Final Destination: Wien Hbf
This train is named the 'Berlonia'.
This train also calls at: Berlin-Sudkreuz; Regensburg and Passau.
This train does not call at Wels.
The alternative connections:
When looking up the train journey from Berlin to Linz, you will likely see alternative connections available, which involve changing trains.
Of these options target those that have '1' and 'ICE' displayed; as they involve what should be a straightforward connection in Nurnberg.
They can be cheaper than taking this direct train from Berlin to Linz and are a viable alternative if the timings of this direct train don't suit; it is usually scheduled to arrive in Linz at 16:24.
The new overnight train from Berlin to Wien/Vienna takes a different route and does not serve Linz.
1 x direct train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date - usually
This train is usually scheduled to depart daily from Berlin Hbf at around 10:05.
So target this departure time when looking up tickets; though travelling on indirect trains from Berlin to Linz (connecting in Nurnberg or Hannover) tends to be cheaper.
It's already clear that the most heavily discounted tickets are selling out months ahead on this direct train.
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets on DB Bahn and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
If you will be travelling 2nd class we highly recommend opting to add a reservation when booking, the ICE trains from Germany to Austria are always comparatively busy.
So if you don't reserve, being able to remain in the same seat all the way from Berlin to Linz, is something you definitely can't take for granted.
Note that if you opt to book 1st class tickets on OBB, your seat reservation won't be automatically be included, so you will need to be proactive and add it to your booking.
Rail pass users:
As explained on our guide to using rail passes on German trains, a tick in the box for travelling by ICE trains, is that you won't HAVE to make a seat reservation.
However, irrespective of whether you will be travelling with a 1st class or 2nd class pass, we recommend opting to make the reservation on this train, if you want to enjoy a stress-free journey.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €35.90|
|Happy rail||from €35.90|
On departure from Berlin this train heading to Wien will usually be joined to another train that will be going to Munchen.
So if you don't have a reservation, take care to check the departure information to ensure that you'll be boarding into the correct part of the train.
This is a journey of seven distinct phases:
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