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There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Silvaplana by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Sargans
  2. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train, bus

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Colico
  4. Take the bus from Chiavenna, Stazione to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Munich central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Zob to Chur station
  3. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Silvaplana, Lej Tscheppa

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Silvaplana

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur
  3. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

Fly to Innsbruck, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN)
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans
  3. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

Fly to Altenrhein, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Altenrhein (ACH)
  2. Take the train from Rorschach to Chur
  3. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train, bus

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Colico
  3. Take the bus from Chiavenna, Stazione to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte

Vienna to Silvaplana by train and bus

35 Weekly Services
10h 35m Average Duration
SFr 83 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Switzerland from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Austria

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Austria.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Silvaplana is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Silvaplana is 1.5 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.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Silvaplana is to fly and train and bus which costs €28 - €180 and takes 10h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Silvaplana is to drive. Taking this option will cost €75 - €120 and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Silvaplana. However, there are services departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Silvaplana, Lej Tscheppa via Zob and Chur, Postautostation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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The distance between Vienna and Silvaplana is 532 km. The road distance is 668.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Silvaplana without a car is to train which takes 10h 35m and costs €80 - €120.

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It takes approximately 10h 35m to get from Vienna to Silvaplana, including transfers.

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Vienna to Silvaplana bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Erdberg station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Silvaplana is to train which takes 10h 35m and costs €80 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 15m.

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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 Silvaplana bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Silvaplana, Lej Tscheppa station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Silvaplana.
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  • Distance: 532.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 35m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Silvaplana, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Silvaplana via Sargans, Chur, St. Moritz, and St. Moritz, Bahnhof in around 10h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Silvaplana via Zob and Chur, Postautostation in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 500
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Graz
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 460
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 460
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 300
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 500
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 90
Flights from Vienna to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 130
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 350 - SFr 1500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 120
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 1200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 350
Train operators
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 Sargans
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
Railjet
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Schedules at
Rhätische Bahn
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.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 Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Rorschach to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Colico
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zob to Chur station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Silvaplana, Lej Tscheppa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Bus from Chiavenna, Stazione to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Silvaplana is 669 km. It takes approximately 7h 2m to drive from Vienna to Silvaplana.

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

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There are 126+ hotels available in Silvaplana. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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