COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Switzerland. Learn More.

There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider by plane, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4h 26m

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

SFr 94 - SFr 233

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna West Station to Sankt Pölten central train station K485
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Pölten to Geneva 1921

SFr 66 - SFr 92

3 alternative options

Train  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 196 - SFr 369

Train via Feldkirch  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Feldkirch Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 190 - SFr 362

Train, bus  •  19h 7m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Genève

Austria → Switzerland
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Switzerland from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Show more details
Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

Show less

Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Austria

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark and Wien in Austria
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Wien
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Apulia, Tuscany, Veneto

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uruguay, Armenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Turkey, Canada, India, Argentina, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Mexico and Qatar
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Show less

Rules to follow in Switzerland

2m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Austria

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Austria.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Large Hadron Collider is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Large Hadron Collider is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Large Hadron Collider is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 2 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider is to bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 17h 3m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider is to fly which costs 85€ - 220€ and takes 4h 26m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Meyrin, CERN via Zürich HB and Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 40m.

More details

The distance between Vienna and Large Hadron Collider is 809 km.

The best way to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider without a car is to train which takes 11h 40m and costs 170€ - 340€.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider, including transfers.

More details

Vienna to Large Hadron Collider train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs 85€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 340€ and takes 11h 40m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 17h 3m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

Search flights

Vienna to Large Hadron Collider train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

More details

Map of how to get from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 809.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Large Hadron Collider, Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines and Swiss fly from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Large Hadron Collider via Zürich HB, Genève, Genève, Cornavin, and Meyrin, CERN in around 11h 40m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 200
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Feldkirch to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
Railjet
Train from Feldkirch to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Railjet
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
SFr 3 - SFr 6
1st Class
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna West Station to Sankt Pölten central train station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sankt Pölten to Geneva
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Austrian Airlines and Swiss offer flights from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport.

Search flights

There are 498+ hotels available in Large Hadron Collider. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

More details

The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

More details