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

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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 / ...

$117 - $203

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Salzburg

$50 - $60

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Train, bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg South N391

$69 - $123

Drive, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Landeck-Zams
  2. Take the train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$79 - $124

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Salzburg 359.2 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Basel, fly to Salzburg  •  6 h 11 min

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

$130 - $510

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 8 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 Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$173 - $441

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 20 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 Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$143 - $373

Train to Geneva, fly to Munich, train  •  8 h 21 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 Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$125 - $294

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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 h 15 min.

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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 h 19 min.

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The distance between Bern and Salzburg is 432 km. The road distance is 574.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Bern to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Bern to Salzburg bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Salzburg is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Bern to Salzburg bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Salzburg.
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  • 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 h 19 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bern to Salzburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Bern to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Salzburg is 575 km. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Bern to Salzburg.

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Cairo Aviation, easyJet, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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