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There are 7 ways to get from Austria to Switzerland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Graz to Zurich  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH

$116 - $335

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Zürich

$60 - $106

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Fly Vienna to Altenrhein, train  •  4h 24m

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

$167 - $1,038

Fly Ljubljana to Zurich  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH

$113 - $418

Train  •  9h 5m

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

$131 - $218

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich

Drive  •  7h 13m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zürich 457.2 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Austria to Switzerland is to bus which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 13h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Austria to Switzerland is to fly which costs 100€ - 300€ and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between Austria and Switzerland is 379 km. The road distance is 731.6 km.

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The best way to get from Austria to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 9h 5m and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Austria to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Austria to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs 100€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 9h 5m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12h 9m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Austria to Switzerland is 732 km. It takes approximately 7h 13m to drive from Austria to Switzerland.

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

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There are 709+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Austria to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 237.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Austria and Switzerland?

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

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Thurbo
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Vienna to Zürich
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The best way to get from Austria to Graz Airport is to line 6133 bus which takes 20m and costs 5€.

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