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The cheapest trains from Zurich to Vienna

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Cheapest

$113

Average

$175

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 Zurich to Vienna will cost around $ 175 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 113.

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09:03AMZurich8h37 05:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1131One-way
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01:03PMZurich8h37 09:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1131One-way
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11:03AMZurich8h37 07:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1261One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:03AMZurich8h37 03:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1261One-way
10:40AMZürich HB8h00 06:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1531One-way

Timetable Zurich to Vienna

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03:05AMZürich HB10h35 01:40PMVienna Central Station
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03:08AMZürich Stadelhofen10h32 01:40PMVienna Central Station
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06:40AMZürich HB8h00 02:40PMVienna Central Station
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07:03AMZürich HB8h37 03:40PMVienna Central Station
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07:03AMZurich8h37 03:40PMVienna Central Station
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07:03AMZürich HB9h55 04:58PMVienna Central Station
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08:40AMZürich HB8h00 04:40PMVienna Central Station
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09:03AMZürich HB9h55 06:58PMVienna Central Station
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09:03AMZürich HB8h37 05:40PMVienna Central Station
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09:03AMZurich8h37 05:40PMVienna Central Station
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10:40AMZürich HB8h00 06:40PMVienna Central Station
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11:03AMZurich8h37 07:40PMVienna Central Station
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11:03AMZürich HB9h55 08:58PMVienna Central Station
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11:03AMZürich HB8h37 07:40PMVienna Central Station
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12:40PMZürich HB8h00 08:40PMVienna Central Station
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01:03PMZürich HB10h12 11:15PMVienna Central Station
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01:03PMZürich HB8h37 09:40PMVienna Central Station
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01:03PMZurich8h37 09:40PMVienna Central Station
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02:40PMZürich HB8h00 10:40PMVienna Central Station
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04:40PMZürich HB8h03 12:43AMVienna Central Station
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09:40PMZürich HB9h03 06:43AMVienna Central Station
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Jul 31
$126Deutsche Bahn
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Aug 1
$113Deutsche Bahn
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$286Swiss
Mon
Aug 2
$113ÖBB
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$286Austrian Airlines
Tue
Aug 3
$63ÖBB
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$286Swiss
Wed
Aug 4
$88ÖBB | Nightjet
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$286Austrian Airlines
Thu
Aug 5
$88ÖBB
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$285Austrian Airlines
Fri
Aug 6
$101Deutsche Bahn
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$286Swiss
Sat
Aug 7
$113ÖBB
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$286Swiss
Sun
Aug 8
$113Deutsche Bahn
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$286Austrian Airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$75ÖBB
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$240Swiss
Tue
Aug 10
$63Deutsche Bahn
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$240Austrian Airlines
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Aug 11
$75ÖBB
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$240Austrian Airlines
Thu
Aug 12
$63ÖBB
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$240Austrian Airlines
Fri
Aug 13
$101Deutsche Bahn
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$240Austrian Airlines
Sat
Aug 14
$88Deutsche Bahn
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$240Austrian Airlines
Sun
Aug 15
$75Deutsche Bahn
$58STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$240Austrian Airlines
Mon
Aug 16
$50Deutsche Bahn
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$240Swiss
Tue
Aug 17
$50ÖBB
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$203Austrian Airlines
Wed
Aug 18
$48Deutsche Bahn
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$241Swiss
Thu
Aug 19
$63Deutsche Bahn
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$202Swiss
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Aug 20
$63Deutsche Bahn
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$203Austrian Airlines

The fastest trains from Zurich to Vienna

Showing times and prices for Aug 1

Fastest Journey

8 h

Average

8 h 54 m

Trains per day

21

Distance

592 km

Of the 21 trains that leave Zurich for Vienna 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 8 h 54 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h .

The slowest trains will take 10 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.

Fastest
10:40AMZürich HB8h00 06:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1531One-way
Fastest
08:40AMZürich HB8h00 04:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1531One-way
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12:40PMZürich HB8h00 08:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1531One-way
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02:40PMZürich HB8h00 10:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1531One-way
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06:40AMZürich HB8h00 02:40PMVienna Central Station
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$1531One-way

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Train Information from Zurich to Vienna

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h
priceAverage train ticket price$99 (€78)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | S-Bahn or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Zurich to Vienna cover the 366 miles (591 km) long trip taking on average 8 h with our travel partners like ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), 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 $63 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $99 (€78). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Wien Hauptbahnhof.

Train companies

Travel with ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Vienna

ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Zurich to Vienna from $63 (€50). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Deutsche Bahn

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip from Zurich to Vienna by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

Find the perfect ÖBB train from Zurich to Vienna for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest ÖBB train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Zurich and Vienna. You can also check relevant travel information for the ÖBB train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap ÖBB train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 366 miles (591 km) on this trip and your ÖBB Zurich to Vienna train ticket can cost as little as $63 (€50) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for ÖBB tickets from Zurich to Vienna in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official ÖBB train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

ÖBB's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Zurich and Vienna are the following:

  • 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

Train from Zurich to Vienna

The train connection from Zurich to Vienna is available to travelers several times a day. Also at night guests like to travel on this route in a comfortable sleeping car, as they are usually between 8 and 10 hours. The fastest connection is with the Railjet of ÖBB.

Here it goes directly to the travel details.

Both Zurich and Vienna are popular travel destinations. In Switzerland, the lake on the doorstep offers many excursion possibilities and in the capital of Austria, historical and modern sights surprise the guests. Both cities offer travelers a unique culinary experience. During the day, the route between the two popular places is varied and entertaining because of the charming landscape.

Train from Zurich

Travelers can reach their destination by train, tram, bus, boat or aerial cableway from Zurich Central Station. Only one ticket for all means of transport is sufficient. This ticket is valid for a certain period of time within the zone of the ticket. The ten lines allow guests to travel by land and sea from the main train station to all districts of the city and across the lake. From the main train station, public transport for all guests is always a sightseeing tour.

By train to Vienna

The Zurich-Vienna train line takes travelers through the Ötztal valley, via Innsbruck, Salzburg and Linz to Vienna. The terminal station is usually the new Vienna Central Station.

The Vienna Central Station offers guests from all over the world many attractions. Local bars, boutiques, bank and post office counters are available for selection. Several subways, the cozy above-ground trams and buses drive through the whole city. The connection from the main train station to all districts and the surrounding area is excellent. Some trams run at 2-minute intervals during rush hours. travelers can reach the airport by train in 37 minutes. Mostviertel, Wachau and Waldviertel are on Vienna's doorstep. Bicycles can also be taken on most trains. Buses and trams in Vienna are mostly air-conditioned.

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Trains from Zurich to Vienna
Travel by train to Vienna 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 Zurich to Vienna.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Zurich to Vienna?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Vienna from Zurich before traveling.

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

Return travel from Austria to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zurich from Vienna?

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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

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

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

Last checked on 7/29/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Vienna.

How much are cheap trains between Zurich and Vienna?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Zurich to Vienna to cost as little as $63 (€50)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Vienna from Zurich?
The train price to Vienna from Zurich is on average $99 (€78)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Zurich to Vienna by train?
The train distance from Zurich to Vienna is around 366 miles (591 km).
What is the Zurich to Vienna train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 366 miles (591 km) between Zurich and Vienna can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Zurich to Vienna train journey time is on average 8 h.
What train station in Zurich goes to Vienna? What train station do I come into Vienna from Zurich?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Zürich HB   to Wien Hauptbahnhof.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Vienna located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Wien Hauptbahnhof, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of Vienna.

What train providers offer a service between Zurich and Vienna?
For the best Zurich to Vienna train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | S-Bahn or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Zurich and Vienna to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I purchase a direct train from Zurich to Vienna?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Zurich to Vienna. You can look to travel with ÖBB  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
When does the first train depart from Zurich to Vienna? When does the last train depart from Zurich to Vienna?
You can take the earliest train from Zurich to Vienna at 5: 03 AM   or take the last train from Zurich to Vienna leaving at 7: 40 PM. Look for the latest Zurich to Vienna train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Zurich to Vienna to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets to Vienna from Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $99 (€78) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Vienna a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Vienna
Zürich HB
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