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There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen by plane, train, bus, night 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 to Zurich, train  •  4h 33m

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

$102 - $307

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Night bus  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to St. Gallen N391

$43 - $73

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Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  4h 27m

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

$168 - $1,039

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Rapperswil

$147 - $409

Fly to Innsbruck, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN) VIE - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Feldkirch

$143 - $413

Train via Buchs SG  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Buchs SG Rj
  2. Take the train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen 87-Y / ...

$106 - $199

Train  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bregenz Rj

$107 - $172

Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Sankt Gallen

$50 - $85

Drive  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sankt Gallen 404.7 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen is to night bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen is to fly and train which costs 140€ - 950€ and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Sankt Gallen. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at St. Gallen via Buchs SG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Vienna and Canton of St. Gallen is 539 km. The road distance is 647.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen without a car is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen, including transfers.

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Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Wien station.

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Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs 90€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 8h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen.
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  • Distance: 337 miles
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Sankt Gallen via Buchs SG in around 7h 45m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Vienna to Sankt Gallen once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 8h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
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 Zürich HB to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rorschach to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Rorschach to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rorschach to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Buchs SG
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Sankt Gallen
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Sankt Gallen station.

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Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bregenz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen is 648 km. It takes approximately 6h 21m to drive from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen.

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

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There are 388+ hotels available in Canton of St. Gallen. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 11€.

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