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There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland to Vienna by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 14m

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

87€ - 220€

Cheapest option

Train to Altenrhein, fly  •  4h 22m

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

32€ - 212€

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 14m

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

60€ - 216€

Bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE) MXP - VIE

46€ - 242€

Fly from Geneva  •  4h 31m

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

81€ - 248€

Train  •  8h 53m

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

208€ - 373€

Train via Dornbirn  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Heerbrugg Ir13
  2. Take the train from Dornbirn to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...

147€ - 233€

Bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Linz Industriezeile 1921
  2. Take the bus from Linz central station to Vienna West Station K485

48€ - 62€

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vienna 726.6 km

75€ - 120€

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International entry into Austria from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vienna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Austria.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 70 and takes 12h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 250 and takes 4h 14m.

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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 726.6 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 420.

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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 95 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 420 and takes 8h 53m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 70 and takes 12h 17m.

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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?

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 200€ - 360€ and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 460€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
16€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8€ - 50€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
7€ - 110€
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€ - 20€
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€ - 360€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Dornbirn to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Giosy Tours
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 Bus Station to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz central station to Vienna West Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Vienna is 727 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Switzerland to Vienna.

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

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There are 698+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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