There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf Ire
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

$124 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 206 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$30 - $50

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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 / ...

$108 - $188

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Salzburg

$40 - $55

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

Fly Basel to Munich, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$106 - $307

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  5 h 55 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

$164 - $440

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Salzburg  •  4 h 58 min

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

$176 - $414

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Salzburg is to train and fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 420.

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The distance between Basel and Salzburg is 410 km. The road distance is 537 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Basel to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Ulm Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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

You can take a train from Basel to Salzburg via Ulm Hbf in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Basel to Salzburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 50 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 Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
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 Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Bus operators
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
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $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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