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Vienna to Oswiecim

Would like to take a train from Vienna to Oswiecim in early September. Can that be done? Easily? What is bus travel like between those two points?
Thank you.

Posted by
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The journey is about 6-7 hours, there is a night train option. Different routes have different stops, most direct is from Vienna to Kraków, then change trains or take a bus to Oswiecim. Another route has two additional train changes. Trains would probably be more comfortable than the bus.

Posted by
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I doubt that there is a direct bus, besides there are almost no freeways in that direction. For trains most of the way is on so called corridor where trains can go up to 160 km/h. I would take train. There is one direct train which is overnight. Starts in Wien Westbahnhof, leaves Wien Hauptbahnhof at 22:39, arrives in Oswiecim 5:05. It goes all the way to Krakow but you get off in Oswiecim. Then there is one train where you have to change once. The train leaves Wien Hauptbahnhof at 8:07, arrives to Katowice at 12:37 where you get off, the train then continues all the way to Gdynia. Your train to Oswiecim leaves Katowice at 14:40, arrives in Oswiecim at 15:42. (It is direction to Czechowice-Dziedzice). All other connections are with two or more changes.

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Thank you for your responses. They clarified the options and helped with my decision.