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Zurich to Vienna by train
Fastest journey7hr 43m
Trains per day6
Avg. journey time8hr 58m
Travelling from Zurich to Vienna by train
Fast trains from Zurich to Vienna take around 7 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 590 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Vienna.
1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Vienna?
Direct trains from Zurich to Vienna have been found.
We usually find around 7 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Vienna every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 6 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Vienna?
The Zurich to Vienna train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Zurich to Vienna train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Vienna is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:40 and the last train is around 21:40. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Zurich to Vienna train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Vienna are $35.72.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $120 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $150. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Zurich to Vienna train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Vienna by train.
Which train companies operate between Zurich and Vienna?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Vienna, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro Night
- Night Jet
- Night train
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
- Regional Train
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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It is very easy to take the train from Zurich to Vienna – and this is a journey well worth making, for it takes in some very fine Alpine scenery. Comfortable Railjet trains run directly from Zurich to Vienna each day.
In addition, there is a breakfast-time departure which is not a Railjet but a train that has ultra-comfortable older carriages with a panorama observation car in first class. This is perfect for sightseeing, but on this service you’ll need to change trains once along the way – at Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof.
For those who prefer travelling by night, there is also a direct night train from Zurich to Vienna.
Zurich to Vienna
The journey by train from Zurich to Vienna is the finest west to east transect through the Alps. Along the way, you’ll traverse the Principality of Liechtenstein and take in some superb Tyrolean scenery. Between Innsbruck and Salzburg, the train traverses German territory with some great views of the Bavarian Alps.
The direct Railjet trains to Vienna all leave from Zurich Hauptbahnhof. Upon arrival in Vienna, all trains stop at both Vienna Meidling and the city’s brand new Hauptbahnhof.
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