There are 10 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 Basel  •  4 h 8 min

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

$100 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zurich

$8 - $15

8 alternative options

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 10 min

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

$78 - $272

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

$162 - $1,036

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 36 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

$99 - $250

Fly to Berne  •  4 h 45 min

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

$166 - $1,126

Train  •  7 h 54 min

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

$137 - $223

Bus Eurolines CH  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Zürich

$60 - $116

Night train  •  8 h 59 min

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

$145 - $238

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zürich 456.9 miles

$95 - $140

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines, Sky Work Airlines and three other airlines fly from Vienna to Basel hourly. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Zürich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $210 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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 Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
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
$4 - $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 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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
$22 - $29
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 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vienna to Switzerland?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to bus which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 11 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland?

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs 80€ - 270€.

Is there a direct train between Vienna and Switzerland?

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.

How long does it take to get from Vienna to Switzerland?

It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Vienna to Switzerland, including transfers.