Duration 7h 41m
Distance 537.5 km
Average price 208€
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Basel and Salzburg takes 7h 41m and the fastest train takes 6h 30m. The train service runs several times per day from Basel to Salzburg. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Basel Sbb
  2. Zuerich Hb
  3. Innsbruck Hbf
  4. Salzburg
7h 48m
118€ - 220€

Basel to Salzburg train times

Trains run five times a day between Basel and Salzburg. The earliest departure is at 13:33 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Basel is at 17:33 which arrives into Salzburg at 07:02. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 41m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Basel to Salzburg? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Basel to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zuerich Hb and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Basel and Salzburg is 410 km. The road distance is 537.5 km.

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Basel to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Basel Sbb station.

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Basel to Salzburg train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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There are 1516+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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What companies run services between Basel and Salzburg?

You can take a train from Basel to Salzburg via Zuerich Hb and Innsbruck Hbf in around 7h 48m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€

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