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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!

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

According to, 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 After you get summary timetables, click on "Details for all" to see the connecting points.