How to travel from Zurich to Vienna

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from Zurich to Vienna

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

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

FlixBus
05:20PM18h35
Zurich
11:55AMVienna
$941One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixBus
05:20PM18h35
Zurich
11:55AMVienna
$941One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Austrian Airlines
10:40AM1h20
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
12:00PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$4491One-way
0 transfers
Other options
ÖBB
10:40AM7h52
Zürich Hbf
06:32PMVienna Hbf
$1421One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB
08:40AM7h52
Zürich Hbf
04:32PMVienna Hbf
$1421One-way
1 transfer
ÖBB
12:40PM7h52
Zürich Hbf
08:32PMVienna Hbf
$1421One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:50AM11h40
Zurich
11:30PMVienna
$1171One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:50AM15h50
Zurich
03:40AMVienna
$1171One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
04:05PM4h10
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
08:15PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$1501One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
08:45AM5h50
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
02:35PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$1851One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
08:05AM7h35
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
03:40PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$1851One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Vienna from Zurich

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$46 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $46 (€40) • 11 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $153 (€132) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB Nightjet

Travel 366 miles (591 km) by bus, train or flight to Vienna from Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar, Austrian Airlines or ÖBB Nightjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Zurich to Vienna.

Travel from Zurich to Vienna: Journey Details

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.

How to get from Zürich to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Vienna, 59,61% 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 Zürich to Vienna 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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Buses from Zurich to Vienna

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 from Zurich to Vienna

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

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.

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Find the best journey from Zurich to Vienna with Eurowings, Air France and SWISS. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains from Zurich to Vienna. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel from Zurich to Vienna.

        FAQs: Travel from Zurich to Vienna

        FAQs: Travel 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

        There are 3 travel options to Vienna from Zurich. You can take a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Vienna from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $46 (€40).

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

        A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Zurich to Vienna.

        Taking a bus costs $106 (€92) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $153 (€132) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $46 (€40).

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

        Other travel options to Vienna take longer:

        Getting to Vienna by bus takes 11 h 30 min on average.

        Train takes 7 h 52 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Zurich to Vienna is:

        • 5 buses per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Zurich and Vienna 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 Zurich to Vienna:

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

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

        • You can travel by bus to Vienna from Zurich with BlaBlaCar, Ourbus, Westbahn, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus, RedCoach or Student Agency, and you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Zurich to Vienna tickets for $46 (€40) on Omio.
        • You can travel to Vienna from Zurich by flight with Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Eurowings, Air Serbia, Air France, LAER, KLM, Edelweiss Air, KLM Cityhopper, TUIfly, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Air Baltic, Lufthansa or LOT Polish Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $153 (€132) with Air Serbia from Zurich to Vienna.
        • You can take a train from Zurich to Vienna with ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet. Cheap tickets can be found for $46 (€40) with ÖBB Nightjet from Zurich to Vienna.

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

        • Direct buses with FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

        Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Vienna often also extend their vacation to go to Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Salzburg or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Vienna and these popular destinations at a great price.
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