background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Vienna to Zurich bus

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Vienna - Zurich Bus Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00

Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Zurich. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Zurich usually takes around 12 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance368 mi (592 km)
Shortest duration10h 20m
Cheapest price$30.44
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Zurich?

Bus tickets for a trip from Vienna to Zurich cost $35.85 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

$100$80$60$40$20JASONDJFMAMJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Vienna to Zurich, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $59. However, taking the bus from Vienna to Zurich during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $82. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Zurich?

There are 3 bus lines from Vienna to Zurich available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus912h 32m$61.54
RegioJet315h 43m$63.76
Union Ivkoni111h 30m$62.90
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 9 trips from Vienna to Zurich, and usually makes the trip in about 12 hours and 32 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Vienna to Zurich from $53. There are 3 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Vienna to Zurich and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Zurich. In Vienna, RegioJet departs to Zurich from Central Station and 2 other stations. In Zurich, RegioJet arrives at Limmatstrasse 5 .

    An average trip on RegioJet from Vienna to Zurich takes 15 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Zurich in 10 hours and 20 minutes .

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Vienna to Zurich, and the trip usually takes 11 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 368 miles from Vienna to Zurich. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Vienna to Zurich for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Zurich, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Zurich every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Rubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Zurich

Zurich - CHZRH-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Zurich - CHZRH-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Zurich - CHZRH-2

Image credit: Unsplash

Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

Erdberg  - ATVNADEFLX3-0

Image credit: Linie29

Link to image attribution

Main departure station: Erdberg

The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.

All bus stations in Vienna:

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Wien Hbf

  • Central Station

  • Wien Dörfelstraße (Meidling Bahnhof)

  • Central Bus Station Vib

Where does the bus arrive in Zurich?

Main arrival station: Limmatstrasse 5

Zurich Central Bus Station is directly next to Zurich HB (the city's central train station), and buses operate here to various destinations across Europe. Although there are few amenities for the station, most people rely on the train station's extensive shopping facilities, including restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, and souvenir shops. There is also a large, multi-story parking garage and stops for different services, such as Flixbus and OneBus. Flixbus also has a ticket and information center here, although they encourage passengers to buy tickets online in advance. Destinations include Paris, Nantes, Salzburg, Sofia, and Bucharest.

All bus stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

  • Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in Zurich by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from Zurich to Vienna?

Search Bus Tickets

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android