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

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Fly to Basel  •  3h 58m

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

SFr 45 - SFr 157

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 27m

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

SFr 40 - SFr 312

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 10m

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

SFr 103 - SFr 302

Fly to Geneva  •  4h 9m

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

SFr 77 - SFr 250

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  4h 22m

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

SFr 225 - SFr 354

Train  •  7h 54m

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

SFr 154 - SFr 207

Bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Zürich

SFr 51 - SFr 95

Bus via Linz  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Central Station to Linz, Linz Industriezeile K989 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich 1921

SFr 44 - SFr 57

Drive  •  7h 13m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zürich 731.6 km

SFr 90 - SFr 140

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to bus via Linz which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 11h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 3h 58m.

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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 731.6 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 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m 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 58m and costs 40€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 7h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 10h 21m.

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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 58m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Basel every 3 hours. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 140 - SFr 200 and the journey takes 7h 50m. Hungarian Railways (MÁV) also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 340
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 340
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 350
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 270
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 490
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 490
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 430
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 450
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 480
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 300 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 160
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 190
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 370
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 1400
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 110
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 70
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
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)
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
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 Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
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 Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 200
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Zürich
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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, Vienna Central Station to Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Switzerland is 732 km. It takes approximately 7h 13m to drive from Vienna to Switzerland.

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

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There are 665+ 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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