Transportation hub Vienna Central Station and Vienna Meidling

On 13 December 2015, the new timetable will enter into force throughout Europe. Together with Vienna Meidling train station, Vienna Central Station will assume its full role as a national, international and regional transportation hub. From this time onwards, all long-distance trains operated by ÖBB will be running to Vienna Central Station and also stopping in Meidling. This means that ÖBB Railjets, ÖBB Intercity trainss, Eurocity and Euronight trains on the Western Route will also stop at Vienna Central Station.

Almost every ÖBB long-distance destination can be reached via the transportation hub Vienna Central Station / Vienna Meidling with a maximum of one change of trains. For you, this means: better connections, shorter travel times and more comfortable travelling.

The ÖBB timetable 2016 can be accessed via the electronic rail schedule SCOTTY. Tickets can be purchased six months in advance, either online at the ÖBB ticket shop, via the smartphone app, at an ÖBB ticket vending machine or at ÖBB ticket counters.

New connections

Bringing together ÖBB long-distance trains from all directions at Vienna Central Station and Vienna Meidling creates new connections and shorter travelling times. This makes it easier to change from one long-distance train to another, or to switch to a local or regional train.

If in the past you needed to cross Vienna to get from the western to the Southern station, this would normally add approximately 20 minutes to your travel time. As of 13 December 2015, the connecting train can often be found right across, on the same platform you arrive on. A few examples? If you want to travel from Salzburg to Bratislava or from Bruck an der Mur or Wiener Neustadt to Budapest or Vienna Airport, you need to change trains only once at Vienna Central Station. With only one change of trains at Vienna Meidling station, you can also travel from Wiener Neustadt to St. Pölten, from Graz to Amstetten or from St. Pölten to Klagenfurt.

Shorter travel times

The new transportation hub Vienna Central Station / Vienna Meidling offers shorter travel times for many routes. The trip from Salzburg to Vienna Airport is now 25 minutes shorter. From Graz, the airport can be reached in 5 minutes less. Travelling from Linz to Budapest-Keleti now takes 29 minutes less. Changing trains at Vienna Central Station shortens your trip from Neusiedl/See to Linz by 15 minutes, from Klagenfurt to Budapest-Keleti by 30 minutes or from Salzburg to Bratislava-Petrzalka by 15 minutes. Vienna Meidling also offers attractive options for quick connections involving a change of train: the trip from St. Pölten to Wiener Neustadt is shortened by 30 minutes, from Graz to Amstetten by 52 minutes. In addition to this, Vienna Central Station is only 3 subway stops away from Vienna's city centre around St. Stephen's Square.

 

Shorter travel times in Austria

ConnectionCurrent travel timeTravel time from 12/13/2015Time saving
Salzburg - Flughafen Wien from 3h 14min from 2h 49min
(direct connection)
25min
Neusiedl/See - Linz from 2h 26min from 2h 11min
(change of trains in Wien Hbf)
15min
Graz - Flughafen Wien from 3h 07min from 3h 02min
((change of trains in Wien Hbf)
5min
Graz - St. Pölten from 3h 29min from 3h 05min
((change of trains in Wien Meidling)
24min
Graz - Amstetten from 4h 25min from 3h 33min
((change of trains in Wien Meidling)
52min
St. Pölten - Wr. Neustadt from 1h 23min from 0h 53min
((change of trains in Wien Meidling)
30min

Shorter travel times abroad

ConnectionCurrent travel timeTravel time from 12/13/2015Time saving
Klagenfurt - Budapest Keleti from 7h 10min from 6h 40min
(change of trains in Wien Hbf)
30min
Linz - Budapest Keleti from 4h 34min from 4h 05min
(direct connection)
29min
Salzburg - Bratislava Petrzalka from 3h 51min from 3h 36min
(change of trains in Wien Hbf)
15min
St. Pölten - Brünn from 2h 34min from 2h 06min
(change of trains in Wien Hbf)
28min