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There are 10 ways to get from Vienna to Zermatt by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Zurich Limmatstrasse
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Alagna Valsesia - Piazza Mercato

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zermatt

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Fly to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Fly to Altenrhein, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Altenrhein (ACH)
  2. Take the train from Rorschach to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zermatt is to bus which costs €95 - €140 and takes 20h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Zermatt is to fly and train which takes 7h 59m and costs €170 - €500.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zermatt via Zürich HB and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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The distance between Vienna and Zermatt is 696 km. The road distance is 899.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs €120 - €210.

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It takes approximately 11h 53m to get from Vienna to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Vienna to Zermatt train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zermatt is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs €120 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 20h 6m.

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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 Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Visp station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 695.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 53m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Zermatt via Zürich HB and Visp in around 11h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Zermatt via Milan, Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano, and Alagna Valsesia - Piazza Mercato in around 20h 6m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 600
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 850
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 400
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 600
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 850
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 850
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 650
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 950
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 950
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 220
Flights from Vienna to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 190
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 330 - SFr 800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 950
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
Railjet
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 Zürich HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Rorschach to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Brig to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Zurich Limmatstrasse
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
BARANZELLI N.A.TUR S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0163 835222
Email
info@baranzelli.it
Website
baranzelli.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Alagna Valsesia - Piazza Mercato
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 27
Website
Baranzelli

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Zermatt is 900 km. It takes approximately 10h 12m to drive from Vienna to Zermatt.

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

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There are 336+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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