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Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf by train

It takes an average of 9h 13m to travel from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf by train, over a distance of around 368 miles (592 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 50m
Price€29.90 - €255.30
Distance368 miles (592 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Hb
Arrival stationVienna Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsother,

Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf for Thursday 9th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
14:40 Zürich HB22:30 Wien HbfRailjet Xpress 169 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, direct
16:40 Zürich HB00:33 Wien HbfRailjet Xpress 367 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 53m, direct
21:40 Zürich HB06:34 Wien HbfEuroNight 40467 ÖBB Get tickets8h 54m, direct
22:12 Zürich HB12:30 Wien HbfRegional-Express 3491 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets14h 18m, 3 changes
00:17 Zürich HB13:30 Wien HbfS-Bahn 18893 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets13h 13m, 3 changes
06:40 Zürich HB14:30 Wien HbfRailjet Xpress 161 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, direct
06:43 Zürich HB15:30 Wien HbfS-Bahn 20523 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 47m, 3 changes
08:40 Zürich HB16:30 Wien HbfEurocity 163 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, 1 change
10:40 Zürich HB18:30 Wien HbfRailjet Xpress 165 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, direct
10:43 Zürich HB19:30 Wien HbfS-Bahn 20539 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 47m, 3 changes

ÖBB and Nightjet trains from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf

You can travel from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf 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 Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf 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 €117.28.
lowest price found
from29.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price54.07
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price80.45
on the day
avg. single price117.28

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 Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf 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 Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf? 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 Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Vienna Hbf is 9 hours and 13 minutes, with around 11 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 Zurich Hb and Vienna Hbf by train?

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

How much does the train from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf 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 Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf?

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

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

The first train from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf leaves at 21:40. 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 Zurich Hb and Vienna Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf 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 Vienna Hbf to Zurich Hb. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf.
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 Zurich Hb to Vienna Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 27/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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