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from Zurich to Vienna

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

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To get from Zurich to Vienna on Jun 15 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:40AMZurich Airport1h20 11:00AMVienna International Airport
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05:55PMZurich Airport1h20 07:15PMVienna International Airport
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07:55PMZurich Airport1h20 09:15PMVienna International Airport
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07:10AMZurich Airport1h20 08:30AMVienna International Airport
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Mon
Jun 14
$115ÖBB | Nightjet
$72Flixbus
$375tab
Tue
Jun 15
$164ÖBB | Nightjet
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$375Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 16
$164ÖBB | Nightjet
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$270Swiss
Thu
Jun 17
$164ÖBB | Nightjet
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$270Austrian Airlines
Fri
Jun 18
$164ÖBB | Nightjet
$58Flixbus
$270Austrian Airlines
Sat
Jun 19
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$47Flixbus
$270Swiss
Sun
Jun 20
$164ÖBB | Nightjet
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$270Austrian Airlines
Mon
Jun 21
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
$49Flixbus
$270Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 22
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
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$270Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 23
$226ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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$224Swiss
Thu
Jun 24
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
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$224tab
Fri
Jun 25
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
$67Flixbus
$224Austrian Airlines
Sat
Jun 26
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
$49Flixbus
$224Swiss
Sun
Jun 27
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$59STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$223Austrian Airlines
Mon
Jun 28
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
$57Flixbus
$224tab
Tue
Jun 29
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
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$224Swiss
Wed
Jun 30
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
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$224Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$113ÖBB | Nightjet
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$186Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$77ÖBB
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$139Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Jul 3
$103ÖBB
$49Flixbus
$187Swiss
Sun
Jul 4
$77ÖBB
$51Flixbus
$186Austrian Airlines

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

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

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Austria?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival

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

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 6/9/21. 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 Vienna from Zurich.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Zurich, Switzerland from Vienna, Austria?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Austria?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 6/13/21. 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 Zurich from Vienna.

How far is it from Zurich to Vienna?

The distance from Zurich to Vienna is approximately 366 miles (591 km).

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