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

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Fly Vienna to Zurich  •  4h 10m

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

SFr 103 - SFr 302

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Bus via Linz  •  11h 9m

  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 42 - SFr 54

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Fly Vienna to Basel, train  •  5h 21m

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

SFr 75 - SFr 217

Fly Vienna to Altenrhein, train  •  6h 6m

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

SFr 256 - SFr 394

Train to Graz, fly to Zurich  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH

SFr 136 - SFr 280

Train  •  7h 50m

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

SFr 140 - SFr 200

Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Zürich

SFr 40 - SFr 80

Night train  •  8h 54m

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

SFr 65 - SFr 200

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 Zürich is to bus via Linz which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zürich is to fly which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Zürich. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Vienna and Zürich is 592 km. The road distance is 731.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs 130€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m 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 4h 10m and costs 95€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 180€ and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 10h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 591.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Vienna to Zürich hourly. 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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 380
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 290
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 380
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 290
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 490
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 490
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 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 270
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 330
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
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
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Rorschach to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
Railjet
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
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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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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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 Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Zürich is 732 km. It takes approximately 7h 13m 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 560+ hotels available in Zürich. 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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