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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Vienna by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly from Geneva  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Vienna (VIE) GVA - VIE

$68 - $231

6 alternative options

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Vienna (VIE) LYS - VIE

$117 - $309

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 49m

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

$161 - $408

Train  •  11h 36m

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

$196 - $350

Bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Wien

$75 - $100

Train, bus  •  16h 2m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Vienna - Erdberg

Drive  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Vienna 628.4 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 100 and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 230 and takes 4h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Wien. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 36m.

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The distance between Geneva and Vienna is 803 km. The road distance is 1005.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 11h 36m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Geneva to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 16m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 350 and takes 11h 36m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 100 and takes 15h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 502.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

Ethiopian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Geneva to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 11h 36m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Wien
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch

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

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

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Geneva 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 Geneva to Vienna is 1005 km. It takes approximately 9h 52m to drive from Geneva 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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There are 2161+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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