Arrival from Austria


From one culture town to the next: fast and convenient. Zurich can be reached directly from Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, St. Pölten and Graz. The Railjets of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) take travellers to Zurich at twohour intervals. The Zurich hub offers excellent onward connections to all Swiss regions.

Those who prefer to make the most of daylight may choose to travel asleep to their destination: on the ÖBB Nightjet. Not only does this save hotel expenses, it also comes with free mineral water and breakfast in the couchette and sleeping coaches. Depending on the chosen class, guests benefit from various services such as catering to the seat or different seating comfort.

Direct connections Duration Times per day
Wien – Zürich 7 h 50 min 5
Linz – Zürich 6 h 35 min 5
Salzburg – Zürich 5 h 25 min 6
Innsbruck – Zürich 3 h 35 min 7
Bregenz – Zürich 1 h 50 min 6
Graz* – Zürich 9 h 35 min 1
Overnight: Wien – Salzburg – Zürich
10 h 55 min 1
Overnight: Graz – Zürich
10 h 55 min 1

*This connection offers an SBB train composition with a 1st-class panoramic coach.

Services Railjet

Travel classes

  • First Class (1st class)
  • Business Class (1st class)
  • Economy Class (2nd class)

Available for all travel classes

  • On-board bistro
  • Free WiFi
  • Power outlet per double seat
  • Special coaches: Quiet compartment / Children’s cinema in the family zone
  • On-board portal “Railnet”

Available exclusively for 1st class

  • Service to the seat
  • Power outlet at every seat
  • Welcome drink (exclusively for Business Class)
  • More than 100 e-papers and e-magazines (exclusively for Business Class)
Timetable & Tickets



Standard fare (Presale: 180 days prior to departure)

  • Full flexibility (free choice of train)
  • Seat reservation not included but optional and recommended (included in Business Class fare)

Supersaver fare (Presale: 180 days prior to departure)

  • “Sparschiene” tickets
  • Valid only on the booked date and train
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts
  • Limited number of tickets available
  • Seat reservation required and not included in the fare (payable separately depending on the train)

On validated travel days, holders of a Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) only need a ticket to the Swiss border (Buchs SG / St. Margrethen).