There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland 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 Zurich  •  4h 14m

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

98€ - 281€

Cheapest option

Bus via Munich  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station 106 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Vienna, Vienna Central Station 036 / ...

31€ - 58€

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE) BSL - VIE

45€ - 146€

Fly from Geneva  •  4h 26m

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

72€ - 239€

Train to Altenrhein, fly  •  4h 32m

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

216€ - 332€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE) MXP - VIE

39€ - 300€

Train  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf Rjx

208€ - 384€

Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Wien

48€ - 89€

Drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vienna 731 km

85€ - 130€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Vienna is to bus via Munich which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 12h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 160 and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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The distance between Switzerland and Vienna is 631 km. The road distance is 731 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 8h 53m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Switzerland to Vienna, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Vienna is to fly which takes 4h 14m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 410 and takes 8h 53m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 11h 20m.

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

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Switzerland to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 630.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 200€ - 370€ and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 410€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
280€ - 460€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 150€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
750€ - 1300€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
14€ - 65€
Train operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
200€ - 370€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Wien
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Vienna, Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to München ZOB Hackerbrucke
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Munchen, ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Vienna is 731 km. It takes approximately 7h 11m to drive from Switzerland to Vienna.

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

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There are 2820+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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