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

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 to Zurich  •  4 h 10 min

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

$83 - $272

Cheapest option

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich

$8 - $15

9 alternative options

Fly to Basel  •  4 h 8 min

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

$105 - $327

Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 19 min

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

$60 - $217

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

$166 - $1,037

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

$102 - $249

Fly to Berne  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berne (BRN) VIE - BRN

$171 - $1,127

Train  •  7 h 54 min

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

$131 - $214

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Zürich

$60 - $106

Night train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...

$139 - $230

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zürich 456.9 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Vienna to Switzerland, including transfers.

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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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Map of how to get from Vienna to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 394.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Switzerland?

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Vienna to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Zürich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
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
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
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)
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)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 - $27
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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