From Wien/Vienna to Paris by train

How to travel on the new direct overnight train from the Austrian capital to the capital of France

After a gap of fifteen years Wien/Vienna and Paris are once again being connected by a direct rail service!

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From Wien/Vienna to Paris by train

Travel Information

The train will be departing on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings only and will be typically be scheduled to leave Wien/Vienna at 19:40.

The train will also call at: St Polten (depart 20:15); Linz (depart 21:02); Salzburg (depart 22:18) and Strasbourg (arrive 05:06)

Final Destination: Paris

It will be typically scheduled to arrive into the Gare De l'Est at 09:42.

Usual onward connections:
To London from Gare Du Nord at 11:13
To Bordeaux and Toulouse from Paris Montparnasse at 11:11
To Marseille from Gare De Lyon at 11:36

Monday, Thursday and Saturdays

Tickets

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 details below for 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 this step-by-step guide.

OR reservations can be arranged and paid for at the ÖBB Reisebüro desk in Wien Hbf - (ideally do this when you first arrive at Wien Hbf on the preceding train on your itinerary) or by calling OBB Customer Service (+43 5 1717).

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB *

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.

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Good to Know

In the other direction from Paris, the train will be departing on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evenings.

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