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There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Switzerland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 14 min

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

$61 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich

$8 - $15

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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 8 min

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

$106 - $328

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 11 min

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

$84 - $273

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  4 h 26 min

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

$167 - $1,038

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VIE - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$103 - $251

Train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$131 - $215

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Zürich

$60 - $106

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zürich 456.9 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 11 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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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 7 h 54 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Switzerland is 631 km. The road distance is 731 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7 h 54 min and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min 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 4 h 14 min and costs 50€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 7 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 11 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 394.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Switzerland?

Ethiopian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Vienna to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Train operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Rorschach to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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 Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Vienna to Zürich
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Switzerland is 731 km. It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to drive from Vienna to Switzerland.

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Ethiopian Airlines, easyJet, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 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 11€.

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