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There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne to Vienna by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  4h 54m

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

$84 - $258

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Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Vienna - Erdberg

$70 - $100

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 23m

  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  •  6h 39m

  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  •  11h 5m

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

$180 - $322

Bus, train  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. 1921
  2. Take the train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof Rex / ...

$72 - $120

Drive  •  9h 21m

  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 13h 55m.

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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 4h 54m.

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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 13h 55m.

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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 11h 5m.

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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 11h 5m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m 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 11h 5m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 13h 55m.

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

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

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

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
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
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 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
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
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
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 Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
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
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 St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Wien
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
12h 55m
Frequency
3 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 1h 30m.

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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 9h 21m 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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There are 2161+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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