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You can get from Zurich to Vienna by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Vienna on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||366 miles (591 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$57 - $246|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $57 (€47) • 7 h 57 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $246 (€202) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Swiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 366 miles (591 km) by flight, bus or train from Zurich to 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $57 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Swiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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.
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of entry into Austria:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 1/20/22. 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 between Zurich and Vienna.
The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Austria is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open 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 1/20/22. 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 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Vienna from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $57 (€47).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Vienna:
A train is $189 (€155) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Vienna costing on average $246 (€202).
Taking a train is usually $10 (€8) less than taking a bus to Vienna, which costs on average $67 (€55) for the same trip.
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, traveling by bus can take you on average 11 h 15 min.
In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 57 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 flight, bus 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:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Zurich to Vienna with the following travel companies:
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 from Zurich to Vienna.
When planning your trip from Zurich to Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Vienna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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