You can get from Zurich to Vienna by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Vienna on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||366 miles (591 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$47 - $148|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $47 (€43) • 11 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $148 (€135) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Air Baltic or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Travel 366 miles (591 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Vienna from Zurich. 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 $47 (€43). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Air Baltic or ÖBB | Nightjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Zurich to Vienna.
Getting to Austria's beautiful capital city is easy for anyone coming from Zurich. If you are not in a hurry or want a budget option, buses leave every day and take around 11 hours. Trains are slightly faster and also run on a daily basis. However, anyone on a tight schedule will want to catch a flight from Zurich to Vienna. At 1 hour 25 minutes, the flight time is far quicker than land-based travel options and there are plenty of flights to pick from every day.
Return trips from Vienna to Zurich are also available.
Both Flixbus and Eurolines run regular buses from Zurich to Vienna, with travel options every day of the week. However, Flixbus offer far more choices, with early morning, mid-morning and late afternoon departure times. All buses leave from the bus station at Sihlquai and get into Vienna's Erdberg Bus Terminal, and the journey takes 11 hours. A change may also be needed, usually in Wurzburg.
Trains are a great way to reach Vienna from Zurich, with daily services provided by OBB Railjet. OBB's first train of the day leaves Zurich Hauptbahnhof at 8:40 a.m., and the last train leaves at 12:40 p.m. Direct trains take 7 hours 40 minutes to reach Vienna's Hauptbahnhof, but some services require a brief change, adding an hour onto the journey time.
Flights from Zurich to Vienna are provided by Niki, Austrian Airlines and Swiss Air, and there are hourly departures every day of the week. The earliest flight leaves Kloten Airport just after 7:00 a.m. and gets into Vienna International Airport just 1 hour 25 minutes later. No changes are needed en route, and all planes fly direct.
International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip to Vienna from Zurich.
The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Austria is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:
You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Vienna closer to your date of departure here.
You can travel between Zurich and Vienna 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Vienna is by taking a bus with an average price of $47 (€43).
This is compared to other travel options to Vienna:
A bus is generally $101 (€92) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $148 (€135) from Zurich to Vienna.
Taking a bus is about $61 (€56) less than taking a train, which costs on average $108 (€99) for this journey.
The fastest way from Zurich to Vienna is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.
There are alternative travel options to Vienna that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h of travel time.
In comparison, getting to Vienna by train can take on average 7 h 50 min.
You should expect to travel around 366 miles (591 km) between Zurich and Vienna.
The average frequency per day from Zurich to Vienna is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Zurich to Vienna as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Zurich to Vienna:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Vienna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Vienna with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Vienna 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.
Before traveling from Zurich to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Zurich to Vienna tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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