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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:33AMZürich HB7h57 05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$1201One-way
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09:33AMZürich HB7h57 05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$1201One-way
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11:33AMZürich HB7h57 07:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$1201One-way
07:09AMZürich HB8h21 03:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$1201One-way
01:09PMZürich HB8h21 09:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$1441One-way

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Jan 23
$120Deutsche Bahn
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$298Swiss
Mon
Jan 24
$72Deutsche Bahn
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$297Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jan 25
$72Deutsche Bahn
$43Union Ivkoni International
$297Swiss
Wed
Jan 26
$72Deutsche Bahn
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$298Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jan 27
$72Deutsche Bahn
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$298Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$96Deutsche Bahn
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$298Austrian Airlines
Sat
Jan 29
$56Deutsche Bahn
$53Union Ivkoni International
$298Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$46Deutsche Bahn
$55STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$274Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$252Swiss
Tue
Feb 1
$46Deutsche Bahn
$43Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
Feb 2
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$252Austrian Airlines
Thu
Feb 3
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$252Swiss
Fri
Feb 4
$60Deutsche Bahn
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$252Swiss
Sat
Feb 5
$46Deutsche Bahn
$52Union Ivkoni International
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Sun
Feb 6
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$252Swiss
Mon
Feb 7
$48Deutsche Bahn
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$252Austrian Airlines
Tue
Feb 8
$46Deutsche Bahn
$43Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
Feb 9
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$252Austrian Airlines
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Feb 10
$48Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Feb 11
$46Deutsche Bahn
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$214Swiss

Travel Information between Zurich and Vienna

distanceDistance366 miles (591 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$57 - $246
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $57 (€47) • 7 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $246 (€202) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, 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.

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

Does Austria have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Zurich and Vienna?

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:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

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

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.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, 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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 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.

What are the ways to get from Zurich to Vienna?

You can travel between Zurich and Vienna 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Vienna?

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.

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Vienna?

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.

What is the distance from Zurich to Vienna?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Vienna?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Vienna is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

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.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Zurich to Vienna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Zurich to Vienna:

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Zurich to Vienna depart from Zurich Airport to Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Wien Westbahnhof.

Which travel companies can get me from Zurich to Vienna?

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

  • You can go to Vienna from Zurich by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $246 (€202) with Swiss from Zurich to Vienna on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Zurich to Vienna with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $67 (€55) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Zurich to Vienna.
  • You can take a train from Zurich to Vienna with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $57 (€47) with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Vienna.

Can I travel directly between Zurich and Vienna?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with with 6 direct trains 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 from Zurich to Vienna.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip 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 buy a ticket from Zurich to Vienna online to score the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $246 (€202) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $67 (€55) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $57 (€47) one way.

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.