Travel from Switzerland to Austria

Train, bus or fly from Switzerland to 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 $120 - $210 and the journey takes 7 h 43 min.

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How to get from Switzerland to Austria

ModeDurationPrice
From Zürich Stadelhofen line 16 train to Zurich airport, fly to Vienna airport, then train to Vienna.4 h 7 min$131
From St. Gallen line 2 train to Rorschach, Hauptbahnhof Süd, line 305 bus to Altenrhein airport, fly to Vienna airport, then train to Vienna.4 h 27 min$386
From Zürich Stadelhofen line 16 train to Zurich airport, fly to Ljubljana airport, then shuttle to Klagenfurt.5 h 1 min$226
From Zürich Stadelhofen line 15 train to Zürich HB, train to Wien Meidling, then train to Wien Mitte.9 h$213
From Zürich, Opernhaus line 4 tram to Zurich, bus to Erdberg, then subway to Stephansplatz.12 h 1 min$80
From Zürich Stadelhofen line 15 train to Zurich, bus to Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, then subway to Stephansplatz.12 h 14 min
From Zürich drive to Vienna.7 h 11 min$116

How long does it take to get from Switzerland to Austria?

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Switzerland to Austria, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Switzerland and Austria?

No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Austria. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Wien Mitte via Zürich HB and Wien Meidling. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

Operators from Switzerland to Austria

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SwissSwiss
Austrian AirlinesAustrian Airlines
LufthansaLufthansa
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Thurbo+41 71 554 00 00Thurbo
Swiss PostAutoSwiss PostAuto
People's ViennalinePeople's Viennaline
Adria AirwaysAdria Airways
GoOpti+386 1 320 4530GoOpti
VBZVBZ
FlixBus+49 1807 123 99 123FlixBus
Wiener Linien+43 (0)1 7909 100Wiener Linien
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG+41 52 624 40 00Vito Reisen & Transporte AG