Zurich to Vienna Train

Having ever dreamed of riding a train through the majestic mountains and admiring picturesque landscapes as you pass by? It's a reality when you travel by train from Zurich to Vienna!
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Train from Zurich to Vienna

778 km
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7 h 50 m

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Zurich to Vienna Railway Map

Don’t miss a chance to step into the real fairy-tale and travel through the jaw-dropping mountains on a modern Zurich to Vienna train. Noted for its short travel times and extensive schedule, Railjet train is the most popular choice on this scenic route.
​ All Railjet trains are designed to provide its passengers with top-notch comfort during the trip and offer 3 coach classes to select from. What is more, onboard you can find a restaurant, special quiet areas, and even a family car, where small adventurers can enjoy a special children’s cinema. ​

Train Information for Zurich to Vienna

The following information about train stations will help you plan your journey smoothly from Prague to Zurich

Zurich Hb Train Station
Bahnhofplatz 7, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland​
Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Zurich to Vienna Railjet Train Coach Classes
In general, economy (2nd class) is enough for most travelers. First class might not be much more expensive than 2nd class, but you should see what prices you get because 1st class might not be much more expensive. In the 2nd class section, the seats are arranged 2+2 across the car width, mostly unidirectional with a couple of tables for 4 people, perfect for families. Refreshment trolleys can be found in most trains, or you can dine in the restaurant cars.
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In first class, leather seats are arranged as 2+1 across the car's width, rather than 2+2 in economy. Solo seats are available on one side of the aisle, while tables-for-2 are available on the other side. There is no food or drink included, but orders are placed at your seat and food is brought to you, so you do not need to visit the restaurant car.
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Business class is the most luxurious class. The Czech Railjets have just six luxurious leather cradle seats arranged 1+1 across the car width in a small area at one end. Several semi-compartments are available in the Austrian Railjets, which have 16 leather cradle seats. Food is not included, but stewards will take your orders from the restaurant car menu and deliver them to your seats.
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FAQ: What to Know About Zurich - Vienna Train

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Tips on the Zurich to Vienna Train Route
  • Train boarding
    Check-in is not required, just be on board when the doors close a minute before departure time.
  • Luggage
    There are no weights or measurements on luggage, so you can take it in with you and put it on any suitable rack near your seat.
  • Food & drink
    ÖBB Railjets have a restaurant car and 1st class customers can order food and drink directly from the restaurant car menu and pick them up at their seat. There is, of course, no restriction on you bringing food and drinks along, even a bottle of beer or wine.
  • Power sockets and WiFi
    In all classes of Railjets trains, WiFi and power sockets are available for free

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