I'm trying to book a flight from Paris to Vienna before I leave, but the flights are super expensive. I have a time restriction. I need to leave Paris for Vienna on the 12th or 13th of Feb. and return to Paris on the 16th at night or 17th early morn. Anyone have ideas? Appreciate it.
Probably no ideas of great help, but if you can't do it direct, consider bouncing via London (or Amsterdam), or alternatively, look or flights to Bratislava (in particular), Graz or Budapest. Another idea is last minute ski holiday/package flights and dump the rest of the package - if you can get to somewhere like (admittedly further afield) Salzburg, Innsbruck or even Munich for cheap it may be worth it, although at that point your obviously then spending a number of hours in from airport to Wien which with the short time frame may not be worth it.
Best alternative for a cheap trip is by train - Night train runs between the two cities, and is run by DB, so i THINK (not certain) it may be covered in the current SparNight promotion, which is only 29 euros seated (39 in a couchette and including basic breakfast) easch way.