There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Zürich by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus 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

$78 - $271

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  11 h 42 min

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

$48 - $78

7 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$130 - $386

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$191 - $1,093

Fly to Innsbruck, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN) VIE - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB

$177 - $471

Train  •  7 h 50 min

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

$120 - $210

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

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

Austrian Airlines, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Zürich 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 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
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
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
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 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
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
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
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
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zürich is to night bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 65€ - 230€.

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

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.

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