The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Vienna to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 52 m
8 h 38 m
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Of the 8 trains that leave Vienna for Zurich every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||366 miles (591 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 53 min|
|Average train ticket price||$93 (€81)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Railjet, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Vienna to Zurich cover the 366 miles (591 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 53 min with our travel partners like EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Railjet, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $50 (€43), but the average price of train tickets is $93 (€81). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Zürich HB.
For as little as $50 (€43) you can travel by train between Vienna and Zurich with ÖBB Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Zurich from Vienna. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
When departing from Vienna, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Wien Hauptbahnhof, Flughafen Wien and Wien Westbahnhof. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Flughafen and Zürich Stadelhofen.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Wien Hauptbahnhof, which is located around 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.
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