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

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 9m

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

70€ - 220€

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Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N882

35€ - 45€

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 33m

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

80€ - 240€

Train to Altenrhein, fly  •  5h 46m

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

306€ - 402€

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  6h 30m

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

154€ - 446€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 47m

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

114€ - 390€

Train  •  7h 50m

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

210€ - 380€

Train via Dornbirn  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Heerbrugg 13
  2. Take the train from Dornbirn to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...

149€ - 228€

Night train  •  9h 12m

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

130€ - 180€

Drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vienna 726.5 km

80€ - 120€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart five times a day, 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 726.5 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 4h 9m to get from Zürich to Vienna, including transfers.

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Zürich to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich 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 4h 9m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 410 and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 591.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 210€ - 380€ and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 330€
Lauda
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
11€ - 65€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Stuttgart to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
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 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 Zürich HB to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
210€ - 380€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Heerbrugg
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Dornbirn to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Wien
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Zürich to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 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 50m to drive from Zürich to Vienna.

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

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Book your Zürich to Vienna bus tickets online with FlixBus and Omio.

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There are 2503+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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