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There are 7 ways to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$110 - $188

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Zürich

$59 - $81

5 alternative options

Bus Swiss PostAuto  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Berchtesgaden to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y

$148 - $221

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Berchtesgaden to Zürich 289.8 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to Basel  •  6 h 6 min

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

$121 - $329

Train, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Berchtesgaden Hbf to Freilassing
  2. Take the train from Freilassing to München Hbf
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$154 - $404

Train, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Berchtesgaden Hbf to Freilassing
  2. Take the train from Freilassing to München Hbf
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA

$91 - $229

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The cheapest way to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 9 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Berchtesgaden Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Freilassing, Salzburg Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Berchtesgaden and Switzerland is 372 km. The road distance is 463.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7 h 31 min and costs 95€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Berchtesgaden to Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland is to train which takes 7 h 31 min and costs 95€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

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

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Berchtesgaden to Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 232.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

What companies run services between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Switzerland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Berchtesgaden to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berchtesgaden to Zürich via München ZOB, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, and Zürich HB in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Train operators
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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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 Berchtesgaden Hbf to Freilassing
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freilassing to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 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 Berchtesgaden to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Zürich
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Berchtesgaden to Switzerland is 464 km. It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to drive from Berchtesgaden to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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