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There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Zürich by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 11 min

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

$84 - $273

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zurich N391

$48 - $78

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$136 - $388

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$197 - $1,098

Train  •  7 h 50 min

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

$120 - $200

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Zürich

$55 - $80

Night train  •  8 h 55 min

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

$130 - $220

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 Zürich is to night bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zürich is to fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Zürich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Zürich is 592 km. The road distance is 731 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs 100€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Vienna to Zürich, including transfers.

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Vienna to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Wien station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Zürich, Switzerland?

Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Vienna to Zürich 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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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
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
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
Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Zürich
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Vienna to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zürich station.

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

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

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 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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