Best train route from Vienna to Sarajevo

I'll be flying in and out of Vienna but visiting my daughter in Sarajevo and doing some travel in Croatia too. Question:what's the quickest and least # train changing stops to get to Sarajevo from Vienna. Also is there a bus that may be quicker? Any suggestions on cheap flights between the two? Help!

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

Actually, there is train service between Vienna and Sarajevo. It's just not direct and it's a long ride.

According to www.bahn.de, the fastest route would mean leaving Vienna at 06:25, changing in Budapest, and arriving in Sarajevo at 21:39.

If you want to save the cost of a night in a hotel, leave Vienna at 10:57, change in Villach, and change in Zagreb. The night train leaves Zagreb at 20:49 and arrives in Sarajevo at 06:20.

To see your choices go to www.bahn.de. After you get summary timetables, click on "Details for all" to see the connecting points.