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Zürich to Vienna Hbf by train

It takes an average of 8h 54m to travel from Zürich to Vienna Hbf by train, over a distance of around 368 miles (592 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Zürich to Vienna Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 50m
Price€29.90 - €221.60
Distance368 miles (592 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationVienna Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsÖBB, Flixbus

Zürich to Vienna Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Vienna Hbf for Friday 22nd Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
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
21:59 Zürich HB10:30 Wien HbfIntercity 790 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets12h 31m, 3 changes
22:38 Zürich HB12:30 Wien HbfIntercity 589 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets13h 52m, 3 changes
00:17 Zürich HB13:30 Wien HbfInterregio 3293 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets13h 13m, 3 changes
06:40 Zürich HB14:30 Wien HbfRailjet Xpress 161 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, direct
07:03 Zürich HB15:30 Wien HbfEurocity 97 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 27m, 1 change
08:40 Zürich HB16:30 Wien HbfEurocity 163 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, 1 change
09:03 Zürich HB17:30 Wien HbfEurocity 99 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 27m, 1 change
10:40 Zürich HB18:30 Wien HbfRailjet Xpress 165 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 50m, direct

ÖBB trains from Zürich to Vienna Hbf

You can travel from Zürich to Vienna Hbf on ÖBB 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.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Vienna Hbf

Train tickets from Zürich 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 €107.32.
lowest price found
from29.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price82.16
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price91.36
on the day
avg. single price107.32

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 Zürich 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 Zürich 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 Zürich to Vienna Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Vienna Hbf is 8 hours and 54 minutes, with around 13 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 Zürich and Vienna Hbf by train?

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

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

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

Is there a direct train from Zürich to Vienna Hbf?

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

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

The first train from Zürich to Vienna Hbf leaves at 00:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Vienna Hbf leaves at 22:38. 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 Zürich and Vienna Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich 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 Zürich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Zürich 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 Zürich to Vienna Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/01/2021. 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 18/01/2021 for travel on 04/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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