The capital cities of Austria and Poland are connected by both direct day and night trains.
Final Destination: Gydnia or Warszawa Wschodnia
All trains also call at: Katowice
Arriving in Warszawa:
These trains call at three stations in Warszawa/Warsaw, so check your final location in your city to see which of these three stations will suit you best - leaving the train at Warszawa Centralna may not be your best option.
They will call first at Warszawa Zachodnia, so take care not to leave the train there if you are heading to the city centre.
They will terminate at Warszawa Wschodnia which is on the eastern side of the the city centre.
2 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date, usually
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In terms of scenery this a contender for one of Europe's dullest long distance train journeys; so taking the night train can be a good choice on this route.
Make sure you have something to read/watch with you.
Also take food and drink on board just in case the catering isn't available.
The train is scheduled to depart Wien Hbf at 22:10 and arrive in Warszawa Centralna station at 09:16
Final Destination: Warszawa Wschodnia
The train also calls at: Warszawa Zachodnia
If your rail pass itinerary includes Vienna/Wien and Warsaw/Warszawa, the overnight train is a comparatively good option.
1 x train per night
Book early and save: No
Tickets will cost the same price if you book at Wien Hbf station.
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
A plus of booking online is that you will have ensured your place on the train. Your first choice of accommodation MAY be sold out if you don't book in advance.
Enter 'Warszawa as the 'arr station' on OBB.
Polish Railways (PKP) provides this train and it conveys:
- Compartment Seats
- Couchettes; 4 berths AND 6 berths
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, but these reservations cannot be booked online.
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).
Rail pass users can obtain good value for money on this train, particularly if you travel in the couchettes.
The journey ticket price is comparatively expensive, as no discounted tickets are available.
And that journey price is covered by your rail pass. as long as it is valid in Austria, The Czech Republic and Poland
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On departure from Wien Hbf the train to Warszawa will be joined to another train heading to Berlin, so if you see 'Berlin on the departure screens, then the info will also be for this train.
Don't be concerned about joining the wrong part of the train, your reservations will be in the part of the train that will be heading to Warszawa.
And the train conductor will greet passengers travelling in the sleeping cabins.
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