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from Vienna to Zurich

You can get from Vienna to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Vienna to Zurich on Sep 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h27 06:57PMZürich HB
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$1241One-way
Cheapest
03:45PMVienna16h50 08:35AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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$571One-way
Other options
12:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h27 08:57PMZürich HB
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$1241One-way
08:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h27 04:57PMZürich HB
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$1241One-way
02:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h27 10:57PMZürich HB
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$1241One-way

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Fri
Sep 24
$100Deutsche Bahn
$70STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$609Croatia Airlines
Sat
Sep 25
$75Deutsche Bahn
$66Flixbus
$695Austrian Airlines
Sun
Sep 26
$112Deutsche Bahn
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$480Austrian Airlines
Mon
Sep 27
$87Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings Europe
Tue
Sep 28
$62Deutsche Bahn
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$480tab
Wed
Sep 29
$100ÖBB
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Thu
Sep 30
$87Deutsche Bahn
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$476Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$75Deutsche Bahn
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$388Austrian Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$62Deutsche Bahn
$70Flixbus
$410Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$100Deutsche Bahn
$66Flixbus
$305Austrian Airlines
Mon
Oct 4
$47Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$118Eurowings
Tue
Oct 5
$62ÖBB
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$305Swiss
Wed
Oct 6
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$305Austrian Airlines
Thu
Oct 7
$47Deutsche Bahn
$57STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$305Swiss
Fri
Oct 8
$58Deutsche Bahn
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$305Swiss
Sat
Oct 9
$47Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$305Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$47Deutsche Bahn
$66Flixbus
$305Austrian Airlines
Mon
Oct 11
$47Deutsche Bahn
$70Flixbus
$305Swiss
Tue
Oct 12
$47Deutsche Bahn
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$236Austrian Airlines
Wed
Oct 13
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$236Swiss

Travel Information between Vienna and Zurich

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$58 - $284
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $58 (€46) • 16 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $284 (€227) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Swiss or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 366 miles (591 km) by bus, flight or train to Zurich from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $58 (€46). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Swiss or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Vienna to Zurich.

How to get from Vienna to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Vienna to Zürich, 59,05% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Vienna to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Zurich from Vienna?

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

Can travelers from Austria enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Vienna?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 9/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Zurich from Vienna.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Vienna, Austria from Zurich, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 9/22/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Vienna from Zurich.

How do I travel from Vienna to Zurich?

There are 3 ways to travel from Vienna to Zurich including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Zurich from Vienna?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $58 (€46) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $227 (€181) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $284 (€227) for this journey.

Taking a bus is about $43 (€34) less than taking a train, which costs on average $100 (€80) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Zurich?

The quickest way to travel between Vienna and Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 50 min   on average.

How many miles from Vienna to Zurich would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 366 miles (591 km) between Vienna and Zurich.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Vienna to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Zurich is:

  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Vienna and Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Vienna? Where do I arrive in Zurich?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Vienna to Zurich:

  • Buses mostly leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and tend to arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Flights most often depart from Vienna at Vienna International Airport and arrive in Zurich at Zurich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can get me from Vienna to Zurich?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Zurich:

  • You can travel by bus to Zurich from Vienna with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vienna to Zurich tickets for $58 (€46) on Omio.
  • You can go to Zurich from Vienna by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $284 (€227) with Swiss from Vienna to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Vienna and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Vienna to Zurich tickets for $100 (€80) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Vienna to Zurich?

Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 5 direct trains per day to take to Zurich with.

Direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Vienna to Zurich ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Vienna to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Zurich are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Vienna to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Vienna to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $58 (€46) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $284 (€227) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $100 (€80) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Vienna to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Zurich
Wien Hbf
Amenities
Wien Westbahnhof
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