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

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Fly Zurich to Vienna  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE

$87 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Vienna N391

$60 - $106

5 alternative options

Train to Altenrhein, fly to Vienna  •  4 h 32 min

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

$171 - $1,041

Fly Zurich to Ljubljana  •  5 h 6 min

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

$112 - $420

Train  •  9 h 10 min

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

$121 - $218

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vienna 456.8 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Austria is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Austria is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 280 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Austria is 379 km. The road distance is 730.9 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Austria without a car is to train which takes 9 h 10 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Switzerland to Austria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Austria is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 220 and takes 9 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 9 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 Switzerland to Austria is 731 km. It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to drive from Switzerland to Austria.

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

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There are 1450+ hotels available in Austria. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Austria.
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  • Distance: 237.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Austria?

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Vienna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $200 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
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 St. Gallen to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Zurich to Vienna - Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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