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Travel Information from Zurich to Linz

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £219
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £33 • 6 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £219 • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Dolomiti or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 273 miles (440 km) from Zurich to Linz. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Air Dolomiti or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Linz.

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What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Linz, Austria if I’m coming from Zurich, Switzerland?

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Linz, Austria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Linz if travelling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Linz, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 16/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Zurich to Linz.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Zurich, Switzerland from Linz, Austria due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Austria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Austria?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 13/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Linz.

What are my Zurich to Linz travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Zurich to Linz: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Linz?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Linz, which costs on average £33.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Linz:

A train is about £186 less than a flight, which costs on average £219 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Zurich to Linz?

The fastest way from Zurich to Linz is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h.

Other travel options to Linz from Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 37 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Zurich to Linz?

You should expect to travel around 273 miles (440 km) from Zurich to Linz.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Linz?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Linz is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Linz from Zurich as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Zurich to Linz, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Linz?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Zurich to Linz:

  • Flights mostly leave from Zurich Airport and tend to arrive in Linz Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Zürich HB and tend to arrive in Linz Hbf.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zurich to Linz?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Linz:

  • You can travel by plane to Linz from Zurich with Air Dolomiti, and you can find Air Dolomiti Zurich to Linz tickets for £219 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Linz from Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £33 with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Linz.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Linz ends?

Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Linz often also extend their holiday to go to Vienna, Salzburg or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Linz and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Linz from Zurich online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich to Linz, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £219 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £33 one way.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Linz tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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