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Villach is a large city in the south of Austria. It is situated on the Drava River, and is an important node for the Alpe-Adria region.

How to get to Villach from
Route 1:

The train between Munich, Zagreb and Belgrade takes a stunning route through the Austrian Alps. The journey is made onboard a EuroCity train, which is comfortable, and consists of a mix of Slovenian and Serbian coaches. A restaurant car is usually attached to the train.

If you don't like the sound of this daytime train, there is an overnight sleeper train between Munich and Zagreb, the Lisinki sleeper train. Either way, it is amazing to think that you can take a train that passes through five different countries in a relatively short space of time.

Route 2:

At the moment, your only option if you want to travel by train direct between Vienna (Wien) and Venice (Venezia), is to travel at night. There are a number of services to choose from however, the majority of which travel between Vienna and Rome, also stopping at Venice Mestre.

This page deals with the EuroNight Allegro service 'Don Giovani', also known as the Venice - Vienna Express, which travels between the two cities also passes through Salzburg and Villach. This is the only train between the two cities that gets right to the heart of the two; Venice and Vienna. The alternative night train option goes to Rome, but only calls at Venice Mestre and Vienna Miedling, whereas this one travels to Vienna Westbahnhof and Venice Santa Lucia. If you don't fancy taking the sleeper train, there are indirect daytime services available, changing at Villach.

The service offers a range of accommodation options, including first and second class sleeping compartments, as well as second class couchettes and seating.