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There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE

$84 - $272

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Bus FlixBus  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 036 / ...

$46 - $75

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

$139 - $387

Train to Altenrhein, fly  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
  2. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE) ACH - VIE

$200 - $1,095

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE) INN - VIE

$166 - $447

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE) STR - VIE

$118 - $292

Train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$120 - $200

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Wien

$55 - $80

Night train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf En / ...

$130 - $230

Drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vienna 456.8 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 280 and takes 4h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Wien. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Zürich and Vienna is 592 km. The road distance is 730.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Zürich to Vienna, including transfers.

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Zürich to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zürich station.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 200 and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 10h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Vienna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Hannover
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Wien
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.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 Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Zürich to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Wien station.

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Zürich 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 Zürich to Vienna is 731 km. It takes approximately 7h 11m to drive from Zürich to Vienna.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2198+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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