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There are 11 ways to get from Vienna to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Basel  •  3h 57m

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

SFr 70 - SFr 297

Cheapest option

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  4h 13m

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

SFr 34 - SFr 314

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 11m

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

SFr 103 - SFr 282

Fly to Geneva  •  4h 14m

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

SFr 92 - SFr 220

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VIE - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 66 - SFr 270

Fly to Innsbruck, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN) VIE - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Buchs Sg
  3. Take the train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen

SFr 139 - SFr 761

Train  •  7h 54m

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

SFr 111 - SFr 214

Train via Feldkirch  •  8h 34m

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

SFr 108 - SFr 203

Bus  •  11h 36m

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

SFr 50 - SFr 69

Night train, train  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 68 - SFr 98

Drive  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zürich 726.3 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Austria → Switzerland
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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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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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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
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  • 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

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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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.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Switzerland 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.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to fly which costs 60€ - 270€ and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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The distance between Vienna and Switzerland is 631 km. The road distance is 726.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs 100€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Vienna to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs 60€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 200€ and takes 7h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Vienna to Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 630.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Vienna to Basel twice daily. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 150 - SFr 200 and the journey takes 7h 50m. Railjet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 370
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 380
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 Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 370
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 380
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 370
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 420
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 60
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 75
Train operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Buchs SG to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
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)
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Buchs Sg
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Buchs Sg
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
Railjet
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
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
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

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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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Switzerland is 726 km. It takes approximately 6h 52m to drive from Vienna to Switzerland.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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

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