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from Zurich to Vienna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Vienna on Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:03AMZürich HB8h27 07:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$741One-way
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11:03AMZürich HB8h27 07:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$741One-way
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09:03AMZürich HB8h27 05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$991One-way
09:40PMZürich HB8h54 06:34AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$871One-way
01:03PMZürich HB8h27 09:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$991One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$151ÖBB
$57STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$282Swiss
Mon
Sep 20
$74Deutsche Bahn
$66Flixbus
$282Austrian Airlines
Tue
Sep 21
$74Deutsche Bahn
$66Flixbus
$282Austrian Airlines
Wed
Sep 22
$62ÖBB
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$262Austrian Airlines
Thu
Sep 23
$99ÖBB
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$282Austrian Airlines
Fri
Sep 24
$87Deutsche Bahn
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$282Austrian Airlines
Sat
Sep 25
$58Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$282tab
Sun
Sep 26
$74Deutsche Bahn
$57STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$258Swiss
Mon
Sep 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$282Swiss
Tue
Sep 28
$50Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$237Swiss
Wed
Sep 29
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$237Austrian Airlines
Thu
Sep 30
$62ÖBB
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$222Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$62Deutsche Bahn
$77Flixbus
$221Austrian Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$217Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$47Deutsche Bahn
$52STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$224Swiss
Mon
Oct 4
$62ÖBB
$65Flixbus
$237Austrian Airlines
Tue
Oct 5
$47Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$237Austrian Airlines
Wed
Oct 6
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$201Austrian Airlines
Thu
Oct 7
$47Deutsche Bahn
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$237Austrian Airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$62Deutsche Bahn
$66Flixbus
$216Austrian Airlines
Sat
Oct 9
$47Deutsche Bahn
$60Flixbus
$201Swiss

Travel Information between Zurich and Vienna

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$58 - $479
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 14 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Austrian Airlines or ÖBB

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 366 miles (591 km) from Zurich to Vienna. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Austrian Airlines or ÖBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, 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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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Austria due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Zurich and Vienna?

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

Can I enter Austria if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Vienna if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What measures do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/15/21; 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 from Zurich to Vienna.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from Vienna, Austria?

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Austria is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Vienna restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Vienna?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 9/13/21. 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.

How do I travel from Zurich to Vienna?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Zurich to Vienna?

The cheapest way to travel to Vienna from Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of ().

This is compared to other travel options to Vienna:

Taking a bus is usually $422 (€336) less than taking a flight to Vienna, which costs on average $479 (€382) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $43 (€34) less than taking a train to Vienna, which costs on average $100 (€80) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Vienna?

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Vienna is by travel, which takes on average 0 h 0 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 14 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 1 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 50 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Zurich to Vienna?

You should expect to travel around 366 miles (591 km) between Zurich and Vienna.

How many services a day are there to Vienna from Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Vienna is:

  • 6 trains a day.

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

Which travel operators can get me to Vienna from Zurich?

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:

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. To go to Vienna by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Zurich to Vienna tickets on Omio for $58 (€46).
  • Austrian Airlines can take you to Vienna by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Austrian Airlines from Zurich to Vienna for $479 (€382).
  • ÖBB can get you to Vienna by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with ÖBB from Zurich to Vienna for $100 (€80) on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Zurich and Vienna?

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

  • You'll find 6 direct trains per day with ÖBB.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Vienna?
Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Vienna don't make Vienna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Vienna are Prague, Budapest or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Vienna to any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Zurich to Vienna online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Zurich to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $58 (€46) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $479 (€382) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $100 (€80) one way on average.

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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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Vienna
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