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Train from Lausanne to Vienna

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Train from Lausanne to Vienna

I'm looking for a train from Lausanne ( or Geneva) to Vienna which maximizes the gorgeous scenery of Switzerland without having to switch trains, if possible, because of our luggage.

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1. Re: Train from Lausanne to Vienna

As with all questions about trains:

See www.sbb.ch/en

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2. Re: Train from Lausanne to Vienna

Basic answer - not possible. You have to (at the least) go from Geneva or Lausanne to Zürich HB and then take a train to Vienna from there. This makes for a VERY long journey in one day. Either break it up with a stay in Bern or Zürich or fly from GVA.

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3. Re: Train from Lausanne to Vienna

It is possible to include a trip on the Glacier Exress in the itinerary:

Lausanne -> Brig -> (Glacier Express) -> Chur -> Sargans -> Vienna

The trip will last 14 hours though (start at 08:30 arrive at 22:30). You will have great scenery all the way between Lausanne and Innsbruck. The Glacier Express operates daily until october 15th, seat reservaion is required for an addtional fee. Dining cars are available on the Glacier Express and on the "Railjet" train from Sargans to Vienna.

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4. Re: Train from Lausanne to Vienna

There is an overnight train Zürich-Vienna that is your best bet if you want to go by train.

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5. Re: Train from Lausanne to Vienna

Train leaves Sargans at 2237 and arrives in Vienna at 0755. Sargans is 20 mins from Chur by train... However if you can avoid this I would if I were you. The route Sargans through the Arlberg to Innsbruck is very very scenic. And clearly at night - no views! Best to do in the day time. Maybe spend the night in Chur and go on next day.

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