The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Vienna to Zurich will cost around $ 161 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 111.
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Of the 74 train that leave Vienna for Zurich every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 592 km distance in an average of 11h 26m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 7h 50m .
The slowest train will take 16h 45m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
10 hours 50 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$78|
|Trains depart from:||Vienna|
|Trains arrive in:||Zurich|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity|
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.