Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Zurich

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Cheapest

$144

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$144

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 $ 144 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 144.

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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h55 07:25AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way
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04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h25 05:55AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way
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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)14h25 07:55AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way
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04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h08 05:38AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way

Train schedule from Vienna to Zurich

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04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h25 05:55AMZürich Stadelhofen
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04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h08 05:38AMZürich Stadelhofen
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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h55 07:25AMZürich Stadelhofen
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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)14h25 07:55AMZürich Stadelhofen
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Fastest train times from Vienna to Zurich

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Fastest Journey

13 h 8 m

Average

13 h 43 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

592 km

It's difficult to get from Vienna to Zurich without transferring at least 3 times.

Fastest
04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h08 05:38AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way
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04:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h25 05:55AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way
05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)13h55 07:25AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way
05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)14h25 07:55AMZürich Stadelhofen
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$1441One-way

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Train Information from Vienna to Zurich

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$98 (€82)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | 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 trip taking on average 8 h 27 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $45 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $98 (€82). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn between Vienna and Zurich

For as little as $45 (€38) you can travel by train between Vienna and Zurich with ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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Deutsche Bahn

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.

One of the best ways to travel between Vienna and Zurich is by taking a train with ÖBB. Omio helps you find the ideal ÖBB train between Vienna and Zurich by showing you ÖBB’s current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Vienna to Zurich trip. You can expect to travel 366 miles (591 km) between Vienna and Zurich on a train with ÖBB. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Vienna and Zurich, you can check straight away if the ÖBB ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your ÖBB train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Vienna to Zurich!

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your ÖBB train ticket from Vienna to Zurich:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • ÖBB has granted goodwill arrangements for tickets bought until March 15, 2020.
      • National ÖBB: Tickets valid until June 1, 2020, can be refunded as a voucher
      • International ÖBB: Ticket refunds depend on the current entry regulations set by the government of the destination country
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Vienna to Zurich: Journey Details

    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.

    Taking the Train from Vienna

    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.

    Getting into Zurich by Train

    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 Tips

    Trains from Vienna to Zurich
    Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Zurich.
    FAQs
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Vienna and Zurich?

    Travel between Vienna, Austria and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Austria?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Vienna?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
    • 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
    • Health declaration required
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

    When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Vienna and Zurich before traveling.

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Zurich, Switzerland to Vienna, Austria?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Vienna is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Austria from Switzerland?

    Reentry to Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Zurich?

    What are the requirements?

    • 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

    What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

    The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 12/1/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Vienna from Zurich here.

    How much do cheap train tickets to Zurich from Vienna cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Vienna to Zurich to cost as little as $45 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
    What is the price of a train ticket to Zurich from Vienna?
    The Vienna to Zurich train ticket price is on average $98 (€82)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How far is Zurich from Vienna by train?
    The distance to Zurich from Vienna by train is approximately 366 miles (591 km).
    How long is the train from Vienna to Zurich?
    On average the Vienna to Zurich train travel time is 8 h 27 min  for the 366 miles (591 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the train from Vienna to Zurich depart from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Vienna?

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof   and arrive in Zürich HB.

    Where is the train station in Vienna? Where is the train station in Zurich?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center.

    Which train companies can take me from Vienna to Zurich?
    Take the Vienna to Zurich train with ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Vienna to Zurich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there from Vienna to Zurich?
    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Vienna to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Vienna to Zurich?
    You can take the first train from Vienna to Zurich at 7: 30 AM. The last train from Vienna to Zurich that you can take departs at 5: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Vienna to Zurich schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I buy Vienna to Zurich train tickets to get the best deals?
    You can find trains between Vienna and Zurich to cost on average $98 (€82) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Vienna to Zurich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Vienna
    Zurich
    The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wien Westbahnhof for your journey between Vienna and Zurich.