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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Bern  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$130 - $239

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Munich, Munich central bus station 106
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$63 - $99

7 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$133 - $220

Bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Salzburg

$79 - $119

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Salzburg 361.5 miles

$75 - $110

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 21 min

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

$203 - $492

Train, line 4 train to Berne, fly  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Thun
  2. Take the line 4 train from Thun to Belp
  3. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Munich (MUC) BRN - MUC
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$198 - $713

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  8 h 25 min

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

$166 - $405

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  9 h 54 min

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

$153 - $342

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Salzburg is to train and bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 11 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Salzburg is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Bern and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Salzburg is 410 km. The road distance is 578.3 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 8 h 26 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Interlaken to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Salzburg is to train which takes 8 h 26 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 11 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 256.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Salzburg via Bern and Zürich HB in around 8 h 26 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Interlaken to Salzburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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 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
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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 Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Thun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Belp
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 - $65
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Luzern to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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