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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Vienna to Zurich will cost around $ 196 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 169.
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10 h 26 m
Trains per day
Of the 25 trains that leave Vienna for Zurich every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 592 km distance in an average of 10 h 26 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h .
The slowest trains will take 14 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||366 miles (591 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||$109 (€87)|
|Train providers||ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Vienna to Zurich cover the 366 miles (591 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 37 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $88 (€70), but the average price of train tickets is $109 (€87). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Zürich HB.
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ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Vienna and Zurich by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
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When you buy your ÖBB train tickets from Vienna to Zurich don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Trains in Europe are a great way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering a variety of domestic and international routes. Direct trains from Vienna to Zurich take approximately 8 hours and run through the morning peak period, lunch-times and mid-afternoon. Other services run frequently throughout the day, between around 5:30 a.m. and just after 11:30 p.m., taking between 8.5 and 14 hours. Connections are made at Salzburg and Munich. Services use Austrian and German regional trains and operate seven days a week.
Trains from Vienna to Zurich depart from Vienna Hauptbahnhof, a modern station and a busy hub for Austria's international services. The station is well linked to the city's public transport network of Metro, buses, trams and light railway, giving easy access to all areas of the city, the airport and regional train stations. Numerous night buses run in Vienna and taxi ranks are located outside the station.
Sitting on the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich, the city has become a popular short break destination in recent years, with plenty of history, culture and outdoor activities to offer its visitors. Old Town Zurich is a pretty historical area, housing many of the city's galleries and museums. Zurich also makes an ideal base for Winter skiing holidays. Trains from Vienna to Zurich arrive at Zurich Hauptbahnhof, conveniently located in the Old Town centre, and an important hub for Zurich's efficient public transport network. This is made up of S-Bahn suburban trains, regional services, buses, cable cars, trams, ferries and instantly recognisable yellow Swiss Post Auto bus services. Zurich has an innovative and fully integrated system of fares and timetables, making travelling around the city easy for visitors. Night buses run on weekends and taxis are available at Zurich Hauptbahnhof.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 7/21/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Vienna to Zurich before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Vienna, Austria from Zurich is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 7/28/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Vienna from Zurich closer to your date of departure here here.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Zürich HB.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Wien Hauptbahnhof, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Vienna.
The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Zurich.
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