There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 33 min

  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  •  10 h 57 min

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

$43 - $73

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Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  4 h 27 min

  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  •  6 h 17 min

  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 Munich, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Munich (MUC) VIE - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to St. Margrethen

$143 - $438

Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bregenz Rj

$107 - $172

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Sankt Gallen

$50 - $85

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Sankt Gallen 404.7 miles

$80 - $130

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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 8 h 50 min.

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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 Bregenz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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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 8 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min 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 8 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min.

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

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

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Sankt Gallen every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 6 h 47 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Vienna to Sankt Gallen once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rorschach to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rorschach to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to St. Margrethen
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Wien Hbf to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
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
8 h 50 min
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
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 6 h 21 min to drive from Vienna to Canton of St. Gallen.

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

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There are 345+ hotels available in Canton of St. Gallen. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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

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