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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Basel  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

$100 - $325

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N391

$53 - $85

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 56 min

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

$103 - $329

Train to Berne, fly  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  2. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Vienna (VIE) BRN - VIE

$203 - $1,190

Train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$153 - $258

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Wien

$60 - $90

Train, night train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf En / ...

$163 - $278

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Basel to Vienna 507.2 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The distance between Basel and Vienna is 660 km. The road distance is 811 km.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 12 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 330.

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Wien. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Basel to Vienna, including transfers.

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

Sky Work Airlines, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Basel to Vienna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 9 h 43 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Berne to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Berne to Vienna via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Wien
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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