How to get from Zurich to Linz

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Travel Information between Zurich and Linz

distanceDistance273 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £236
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 9 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £236 • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Travel 273 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Linz from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Eurowings or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Linz.

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Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Linz, Austria is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Linz from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Linz, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 28/07/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Zurich and Linz.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Austria?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 03/08/2022. 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.

There are 4 travel options from Zurich to Linz: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Linz. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Linz:

A coach journey is usually £210 less than a journey to Linz by plane, which costs on average £236 for the same trip.

A coach is £70 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Zurich to Linz costing on average £96.

The quickest way to travel to Linz from Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 9 h 36 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 34 min   on average.

Linz is approximately 273 miles away from Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Linz is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Zurich and Linz as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Zurich to Linz:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) to Linz.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Linz Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Linz Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Linz, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Eurowings can take you to Linz by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Zurich to Linz for £236.
  • ÖBB | Euro City (EC) can get you to Linz by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Zurich to Linz for £96 on Omio.
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.

When planning your trip to Linz from Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £26 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £236 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £96 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Linz online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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