How to travel from Vienna to Zurich

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Travel Information between Vienna and Zurich

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$43 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€37) • 11 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $156 (€135) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesOurbus, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 366 miles (591 km) between Vienna and Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ourbus, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Zurich.

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from Vienna to Zurich

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Vienna to Zurich is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
05:10PM15h45
Vienna
08:55AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
$461One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
05:10PM15h45
Vienna
08:55AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
$461One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Austrian Airlines
10:55AM1h20
Vienna International Airport (VIE)
12:15PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$10731One-way
0 transfers
Other options
ÖBB | Nightjet
09:39PM10h41
Vienna Hbf
08:20AMZürich Hbf
$861One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
08:24AM10h56
Vienna Hbf
07:20PMZürich Hbf
$1031One-way
1 transfer
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
09:13AM10h07
Vienna Hbf
07:20PMZürich Hbf
$1091One-way
3 transfers
STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
03:45PM16h50
Vienna
08:35AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
$731One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
03:00AM15h10
Vienna
06:10PMZurich
$791One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
05:45PM16h50
Vienna
10:35AMZurich
$891One-way
1 transfer
Air France
06:30AM7h15
Vienna International Airport (VIE)
01:45PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$2281One-way
1 transfer
Air France
06:30AM11h35
Vienna International Airport (VIE)
06:05PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$2281One-way
1 transfer
Air France
12:25PM8h50
Vienna International Airport (VIE)
09:15PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$2611One-way
1 transfer

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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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Find the best route from Vienna to Zurich with Omio's travel partners Air France, FlixBus and Austrian Airlines! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel 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 travel to Zurich from Vienna. DB uses different types of travel 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 travel.

    Westbahn is a train company based in Austria, offering services throughout the country. It operates a fleet of modern, comfortable trains, including the EuroCity, InterCity, and RailJet. The EuroCity is a high-speed train that connects major cities in Austria, while the InterCity is a regional train that stops at smaller towns and villages. The RailJet is a luxurious train that offers a range of onboard amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. Westbahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Passengers can also purchase tickets online or at the station. The most popular routes for Westbahn include Vienna to Salzburg, Vienna to Innsbruck, and Vienna to Graz. All of these routes offer frequent departures throughout the day, making it easy to find a convenient time to travel.

      KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel between Vienna and Zurich: Economy and Business.

        FAQs: Travel from Vienna to Zurich

        FAQs: Travel 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

        There are 3 travel options from Vienna to Zurich: bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Vienna is by taking a bus, which costs on average $43 (€37).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Vienna to Zurich:

        Taking a bus costs $113 (€98) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $156 (€135).

        Taking a bus costs $15 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $58 (€50) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Zurich from Vienna is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

        Other travel options to Zurich take longer:

        Bus takes 11 h 30 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 7 h 52 min of travel time.

        Zurich is approximately 366 miles (591 km) away from Vienna.

        The average frequency per day from Vienna to Zurich is:

        • 1 bus per day.
        • 5 trains a day.

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

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

        • Flights mostly leave from Vienna International Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Vienna Hbf and tend to arrive in Zürich Hbf.

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

        • You can go to Zurich from Vienna by bus with Ourbus, BlaBlaCar, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Westbahn, FlixBus, RedCoach or BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $43 (€37) with Ourbus from Vienna to Zurich on Omio.
        • You can travel by plane between Vienna and Zurich with Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Eurowings, KLM, Air France, Air Baltic, LAER, Air Serbia, LOT Polish Airlines, TUIfly, Croatia Airlines, CityJet or Smartwings, and you can find Eurowings Vienna to Zurich tickets for $156 (€135) on Omio.
        • You can travel by train between Vienna and Zurich with ÖBB, ÖBB Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | ICE, and you can find ÖBB Nightjet Vienna to Zurich tickets for $58 (€50) on Omio.

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

        • Direct bus available with FlixBus 1 direct bus per day.
        • Direct trains with ÖBB, ÖBB Nightjet, EuroNight or ÖBB | Railjet with 4 direct trains per day.

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

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Vienna to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan, Munich or Lucerne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Vienna and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
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