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There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$124 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern, Carparkplatz Schützenmatte to Mnichov, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 Rj
  2. Take the bus from Munich International Airport, Munich Airport to Salzburg 086

$41 - $45

7 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Salzburg

$50 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Salzburg 359.2 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Basel, fly to Salzburg  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Salzburg (SZG) BSL - SZG

$125 - $527

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Ost to Salzburg Hbf

$171 - $446

Fly Berne to Munich, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Munich (MUC) BRN - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Ost to Salzburg Hbf

$169 - $678

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Ost to Salzburg Hbf

$141 - $377

Train to Geneva, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Ost to Salzburg Hbf

$124 - $300

Map of how to get from Bern to Salzburg.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 269.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Bern to Salzburg via Zürich HB in around 7 hours 19 minutes. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bern to Salzburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 9 hours 15 minutes.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Avg. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Avg. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Avg. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Avg. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Hamburg
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Munich
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Brussels
Avg. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Avg. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Avg. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Avg. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Salzburg
Avg. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bern, Carparkplatz Schützenmatte to Mnichov, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2
Avg. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich International Airport, Munich Airport to Salzburg
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

How far is it from Bern to Salzburg?

The distance between Bern and Salzburg is 432 km. The road distance is 575 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bern to Salzburg?

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 40 and takes 10 hours 5 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Bern to Salzburg?

The quickest way to get from Bern to Salzburg is to train and fly which takes 5 hours 38 minutes and costs SFr 250.

Is there a direct train between Bern and Salzburg?

No, there is no direct train from Bern to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 hours 19 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Bern and Salzburg?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 hours 15 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Bern to Salzburg?

It takes approximately 7 hours 19 minutes to get from Bern to Salzburg, including transfers.