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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £26.50
  2. 30 day advance £113.00
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    7hr 43m
  1. It is very easy to take the train from Zurich to Vienna – and this is a journey well worth making, for it takes in some very fine Alpine scenery. Five comfortable Railjet trains run directly from Zurich to Vienna each day.

    In addition, there is a breakfast-time departure which is not a Railjet but a train that has ultra-comfortable older carriages with a panorama observation car in first class. This is perfect for sightseeing, but on this service you’ll need to change trains once along the way – at Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof.

    Bookings for this route usually open at least 3 months in advance and sometimes tickets are available even earlier. For those who prefer travelling by night, there is also a direct night train from Zurich to Vienna.


    Zurich to Vienna

    The eight-hour journey by train from Zurich to Vienna is the finest west to east transect through the Alps. Along the way, you’ll traverse the Principality of Liechtenstein and take in some superb Tyrolean scenery. Between Innsbruck and Salzburg, the train traverses German territory with some great views of the Bavarian Alps. Six direct trains each day ply the route, including one overnight service.

    The direct Railjet trains to Vienna all leave from Zurich Hauptbahnhof. Upon arrival in Vienna, all trains stop at both Vienna Meidling and the city’s brand new Hauptbahnhof.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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