There are 6 ways to get from Chur to Salzburg by car, train, bus or plane

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Drive, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$54 - $87

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Munich, Munich central bus station 076 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$24 - $40

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Train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Sargans to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$61 - $122

Train, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chur to St. Gallen 87-Y
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Gallen to Salzburg

$68 - $107

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Chur to Salzburg 259.3 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  6 h 47 min

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

$178 - $454

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No, there is no direct bus from Chur station to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Chur, Chur PostAutostation and arriving at Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chur to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Chur and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Sargans. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chur and Salzburg is 285 km. The road distance is 414.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chur to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Chur to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Chur to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chur, Chur PostAutostation.

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

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The best way to get from Chur to Salzburg is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Chur to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 178.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Chur, Grisons, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Chur to Salzburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 26 min. EuroNight also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chur to Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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.

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
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 Sargans to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Sargans to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Sankt Gallen to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Chur 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 Chur to Salzburg is 415 km. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from Chur to Salzburg.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Chur to Salzburg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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