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There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Vienna by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Vienna (VIE) GVA - VIE

$84 - $258

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. 1921
  2. Take the train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Meidling K485

$64 - $107

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE

$146 - $380

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

$169 - $440

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE) MXP - VIE

$170 - $364

Train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$180 - $322

Bus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Vienna - Erdberg

$70 - $100

Drive  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Vienna 593.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 13 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Vienna is to train and fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Vienna - Erdberg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Vienna is 757 km. The road distance is 949.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 11 h 5 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Lausanne to Vienna, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Vienna bus services, operated by Vito Reisen & Transporte AG, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Vienna is to train which takes 11 h 5 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 13 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 473 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 11 h 5 min. Alternatively, Vito Reisen & Transporte AG operates a bus from Lausanne to Vienna once daily, and the journey takes 13 h 55 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna Meidling
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Wien
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str.
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Lausanne to Vienna bus services, operated by Vito Reisen & Transporte AG, arrive at Vienna - Erdberg station.

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Lausanne to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Vienna is 950 km. It takes approximately 9 h 21 min to drive from Lausanne to Vienna.

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Ethiopian Airlines, easyJet, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Vienna Airport.

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