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Vienna Hbf to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 10h 26m to travel from Vienna Hbf to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 368 miles (592 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Vienna Hbf to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 50m
Price€29.90 - €226.60
Distance368 miles (592 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationVienna Hbf
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsother,

Vienna Hbf to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna Hbf to Zürich for martes 14º jul. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:30 15:20 7h 50m, direct
09:30 17:20 7h 50m, direct
10:30 19:20 8h 50m, 2 changes
12:30 21:15 8h 45m, 2 changes
13:30 21:20 7h 50m, direct
15:30 23:20 7h 50m, direct
16:30 06:12 13h 42m, 7 changes
16:30 06:23 13h 53m, 6 changes
16:30 06:25 13h 55m, 4 changes
16:55 06:55 14h 00m, 5 changes

ÖBB and Nightjet trains from Vienna Hbf to Zürich

You can travel from Vienna Hbf to Zürich on ÖBB and Nightjet trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Nightjet is the night train service for ÖBB. These trains travel through Austria at night to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Croatia. Passengers can choose to travel in a seating position or in a sleeping cabin, shared or individual. Convenient for those looking to save one night at the hotel and avoid spending part of the day travelling. This train also has luxury compartments with extras for a trip in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Zürich

Train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Zürich start at €29.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €123.10.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price70.87
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price86.64
on the day
avg. single price123.10

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Zürich by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Vienna Hbf to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna Hbf and Zürich is 10 hours and 26 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Vienna Hbf and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich is 7 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Zürich can start from as little as €29.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna Hbf to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Vienna Hbf to Zürich. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich leave?

The first train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich leave?

The last train from Vienna Hbf to Zürich leaves at 23:26. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Vienna Hbf and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Vienna Hbf to Zürich cover a distance of around 368 miles (592 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Vienna Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienna Hbf to Zürich.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna Hbf to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 29/06/2020 for travel on 26/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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