Firenze / Florence to Wien / Vienna by train

How to take the rail journey from Florence/Firenze to Vienna/Wien

The only international rail service from Florence/Firenze is the Nightjet train which serves both Vienna and Munich/München on routes which travel through the night.



From Firenze S. M. Novella to Wien Hbf/Hauptbahnhof

Travel Information

The train is usually scheduled to depart from Firenze S.M.N. station at 22:31 and arrive in Wien/Vienna's main station at 08:52.

Final Destination: Wien Hbf

The train also calls at: Bruck an der Mur; Wiener Neuststadt and Wien-Meidling

Travel during the day
This overnight service is the only direct train from Firenze to Wien/Vienna, so if you opt to travel by day, you'll have to make connection, though the scenery is fabulous north of Udine

The optimum connection involves taking this daily combination of trains.
1: Depart Firenze S.M.N at 07:20 for Venezia Mestre
2: Depart Venezia Mestre at 10:08 (43 min connedction) arrive Wien Hbf at 17:35.

1 x train per night


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

The train conveys:

- Compartment Seats (Sitzwagen)
- Couchettes (Liegewagen); 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
- Deluxe sleeping cars with showers (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins

The first price you will see on the OBB ticketing site will be for the compartment seats.

Click the train button details or more info including the rail pass reservation fees:

Rail pass users must reserve before boarding these trains.

You can now book rail pass reservations without paying booking fees on the OBB website (OBB operates these trains).
Though the process for doing so isn't particularly obvious, hence a step-by-step guide.

Alternatively reservations can be arranged and paid for at Firenze S.M. Novella station, or at the reservation desks at major Italian stations; ideally do this when you first arrive in Italy your itinerary.
Making the rail pass reservation in advance is particularly recommended if you will be traveling between June and September.
If you wait until arriving in Italy to reserve, your first choice of accommodation may have sold out.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesNight

Good to Know

If you awake before 06:45 open the blinds (as at any time outside the depth of winter) this train travels over the most spectacular part of the route - The Semmering Pass between Buck am der Mur and Weiner-Neustadt in daylight.

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