There are 7 ways to get from Basel 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  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$109 - $190

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Salzburg, Salzburg South N391

$30 - $55

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Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Salzburg 335.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Basel to Salzburg  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Salzburg (SZG) BSL - SZG

$93 - $444

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$170 - $443

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Salzburg  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG

$169 - $410

Fly Basel to Munich, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$111 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Salzburg is to train and fly which costs SFr 160 - SFr 400 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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The distance between Basel and Salzburg is 410 km. The road distance is 537.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Basel to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Basel to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 256.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to Salzburg via Zürich HB in around 7 h 16 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Salzburg 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

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 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 Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
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
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
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules 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
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 Basel, Basel central station to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
eurolines.ch

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