How to Get from Vienna to Switzerland’s Top Ski Destinations

Vienna has numerous things going for it: some of the most beautiful architecture of the past, rich history, impressive museums, good food and a plenty of activities in the form of concerts, parties and clubs, for those interested in more intense options.

It is also an excellent place for those passionate about various sports. The city’s location is especially attractive for those passionate about skiing. Not only are there high-quality resorts to be found near it, but you can also reach Switzerland’s top ski destinations easily as well. Before talking about that aspect, let’s first look at a common question that we often hear from those looking to visit Vienna.

Grindelwald ski resort

Grindelwald ski resort

What is the best option to reach my place of accommodation from the airport?

Public transit is a solid choice for your stay in Vienna, yet not the best right after you arrive at the airport. First of all, you will be tired and having to look for the right routes right as you get off the airplane will not be pleasant. The luggage that you will be carrying will also make your task even more exhausting.

What we recommend are professional Vienna airport taxi services. These are excellent for those that have just reached the city due to several reasons. First of all, the trip is comfortable and free of stress, as you do not have to deal with any kind of effort. Second of all, the price paid for the increased comfort is quite affordable. Last, but not least, cab drivers are often excellent sources of information when it comes to the city, and they can guide tourists towards excellent experiences. With that being said, here is how you can go from Vienna to Switzerland’s top ski destinations.



  1. By car

You can get from Vienna to Switzerland in less than a day by car, making you able to experience two amazing places during the same vacation. After 7-8 hours of driving, you can find yourself in top ski destinations such as Davos, St. Moritz, Zermatt, with many others available within less than 12 hours of travelling.

  1. By train

There are various trains taking you from Vienna to practically all top ski resorts in Switzerland. Connecting trains are common, yet the route and point of change are always clear when acquiring tickets. Although slower than cars, you will still arrive in less than a full day.

  1. By plane

Unsurprisingly, the best ski resorts are close to small towns and villages that do not have an airport. However, flying to Zurich will take you to an excellent location that is in the proximity of numerous top resorts. From there, you can easily take a train to Davos, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Andermatt, Saas Fee and many other well-known  resorts.

Vienna’s excellent location makes the access to some of the best skiing locations in Europe quite easy. If you find yourself in this city, you may as well experience the charm of Swiss mountains as well.