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from Zurich to Villach

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Travel Information from Zurich to Villach

distanceDistance255 miles (411 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $145
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $43 (€35) • 9 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $145 (€118) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Take a flight or train to travel 255 miles (411 km) from Zurich to Villach. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Swiss or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Villach.

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

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Villach, 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 Villach 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 Villach, 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 10/17/21; 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 between Zurich and Villach.

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

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

Is my journey back to Zurich from Villach 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 Villach?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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
  • 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 10/15/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Villach closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Villach from Zurich?

There are 2 ways to get from Zurich to Villach: flight or train.

How do I get from Zurich to Villach the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Villach is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€35) compared to other travel options to Villach:

Taking a train is about $102 (€83) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $145 (€118) for this journey.

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

The fastest way to get to Villach from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Villach can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 9 h 41 min.

How many miles from Zurich to Villach would I travel?

Villach is approximately 255 miles (411 km) away from Zurich.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Villach Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zurich to Villach?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Villach, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Swiss for flights to Villach. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Zurich to Villach tickets on Omio for $145 (€118).
  • Travel with ÖBB | Euro City (EC) for trains to Villach. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB | Euro City (EC) Zurich to Villach tickets on Omio for $43 (€35).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Villach?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Villach often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Salzburg or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Villach itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Villach and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Zurich to Villach tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $145 (€118) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $43 (€35) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Villach 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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