Arrival from Austria

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Information

Due to the epidemiological situation, international train services are currently still limited. Daily updated information can be found here.

From one culture town to the next: fast and convenient. Zurich can be reached directly from Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Graz – both with a day connection or overnight.

During the day, the Railjets of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) take travellers to Zurich at two-hour intervals. The Zurich hub offers excellent onward connections to all Swiss regions. Depending on the chosen class, guests benefit from various services such as power outlets and catering to the seat.

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.

Connections
Direct connections Approximate travel time 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

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

Available for all travel classes

  • On-board bistro
  • Free WiFi
  • On-board portal “Railnet”
  • Power outlet per double seat
  • Special coaches: Quiet compartment / Children’s cinema in the family zone
  • More than 100 e-papers and e-magazines

Available exclusively for 1st class

  • Service to the seat
  • Power outlet at every seat
  • Welcome drink (exclusively for Business Class)
Timetable & Tickets

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)

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