There are 7 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 37 min

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

$96 - $308

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Munich, Munich central bus station 206 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N236 / ...

$34 - $64

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Train to Altenrhein, fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Heerbrugg to Rheineck
  2. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE) ACH - VIE

$168 - $1,021

Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bregenz to Wien Hbf Rj

$113 - $177

Train via Buchs SG  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Buchs SG 78-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Buchs SG to Wien Hbf Rj

$105 - $201

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Vienna

$57 - $104

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Vienna 404.2 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria is to train and fly which costs SFr 160 - SFr 1000 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Austria is 292 km. The road distance is 646.8 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria without a car is to train which takes 8 h 42 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria is to train which takes 8 h 42 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Canton of St. Gallen to Austria is 647 km. It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to drive from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria.

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

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There are 1373+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Austria.
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  • Distance: 182.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Austria?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Sankt Gallen to Vienna every 3 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sankt Gallen to Vienna via Munich, Munich central bus station, Vienna, Vienna Erdberg, and Erdberg in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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 Rapperswil to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Buchs SG
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Buchs SG to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Heerbrugg to Rheineck
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Buchs SG
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Heerbrugg to Rheineck
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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 Bregenz to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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 St. Gallen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Vienna
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch

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