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

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Fly from Zurich

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Munich central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Vienna Central Station

Train to Basel, fly

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to Stuttgart, fly

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Vienna (VIE)

Train to Innsbruck, fly

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE)

Train

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf

Train via Dornbirn

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Heerbrugg
  2. Take the train from Dornbirn to Wien Hbf

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vienna

Zürich to Vienna by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Vienna is around 7h 50m and covers a distance of around 779 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 50m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Zürich to Vienna train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Wien Hbf. Typically 36 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
7h 50m
Fastest train time:
7h 50m
Train distance:
779 km
Trains per week:
36
Cheapest price:
€200
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:40
Last train departs at:
16:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Vienna train schedules

Switzerland → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, Costa Rica and Suriname

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, Costa Rica and Suriname
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, Costa Rica and Suriname

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vienna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Austria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 280.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to Vienna station. However, there are services departing from Zurich Bus Station and arriving at Vienna Central Station via Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 25m.

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

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The distance between Zürich and Vienna is 592 km. The road distance is 726.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Zürich to Vienna, including transfers.

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Zürich to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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Zürich to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 410 and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 25m.

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  • Distance: 591.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Vienna every 3 hours. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €200 - €370 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€200 - €370
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Dornbirn to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €130
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Zob
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Zob to Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Zürich to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna Central Station.

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Zürich to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Vienna is 727 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Zürich to Vienna.

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

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